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Anthropocene now

The Anthropocene is the time of the humans, a new era in the history of the planet Earth. See the concept of the Anthropocene brought to life, as told by science communicator Lee Constable.


Whose perspective is this story being told from? Why do you think the writer chose to tell it this way?

What was the Great Emu War of 1932? Do you think this would happen today? Why/why not?

What do you hope the next chapter of the Anthropocene story will look like?

Australian Curriculum links

Year 8 Geography
The causes and impacts of a geomorphological hazard on people, places and environments, and the effects of responses (AC9HG8K05)

Year 9 History
The causes and effects of European imperial expansion and the movement of peoples in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and the different responses to colonisation and migration (AC9HH9K01)

Year 10 History
Changing historical perspectives over time in relation to the developments in technology, public health, longevity, standard of living in the 20th century, and concern for the environment and sustainability (AC9HH10K14)

Year 10 Geography
The human-induced changes that challenge the sustainability of places and environments (AC9HG10K01)