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Aboriginal Education

Number of learning resources: 54

Early adolescence

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Ceremonies related to importance of country
This unit of four lessons explores Aboriginal peoples' meaning of Country and the responsibility to care for it. Values such...

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Dot painting
This lesson explores Aboriginal people's use of dot paintings and other art forms to express feelings, history and Dreaming...
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Dreamtime hero
This lesson discusses the concept of heroism in various contexts, identifying its main ideas and familiar people who have...
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Exploring towns of the Western Australian wheatbelt
This lesson presents contemporary wheatbelt towns' names and their original Aboriginal names and meanings. Specific features...
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Full circle
This unit of two lessons introduces Edie Wright's family story, Full Circle, which tells the story of a Kimberley woman and...
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Jandamarra, outlaw or warrior? Timeline
This lesson helps develop understandings about different versions of history based on varied sociocultural perspectives that...
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Noongar dance stories of the Dreaming
This lesson investigates ways that Aboriginal people use dance to represent their landscapes, their relationships with nature...
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Noongar football stars
This lesson identifies and investigates Noongar football stars who have achieved success in the wider community. Information...
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Noongar six seasons
This unit of two lessons encourages students to investigate the number of seasons Noongar people have, reasons for this number...
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Noongars and whaling in the South-west
This lesson discusses the place of whales in traditional Noongar life and presents ideas for further lessons. Values such...
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Rabbit proof fence
This lesson presents the movie Rabbit Proof Fence as a vehicle to study the impact of removing Aboriginal children from their...
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Relationships with the land
This lesson explores relationships between elements of the environment and Aboriginal peoples with the land. Sustainable...
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Stolen Generation
An introductory lesson suggests further lessons that present poetry and songs telling personal stories about the Stolen Generations....
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The Dreaming path
This lesson raises awareness of Noongar culture and history by exploring Narrogin's Noongar Dreaming Path and listening to...
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The Forgotten
This lesson provides an insight into the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Australia's military services...
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Two minds, one voice: Aboriginal speakers tell their own stories of growing up
This lesson provides an opportunity to hear personal stories of two Aboriginal people, their upbringing and how government...

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A historical overview: Old Country, New Country
This lesson provides opportunities to raise awareness of, and appreciate, forces shaping Aboriginal people and their lifestyle...
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Aboriginal perspectives on history
This topic, which suggests four lessons, explores aspects of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal life, such as: food,...
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Aboriginal reserves and missions (post 1895)
This series of three lessons investigates the government policy that forced Aboriginal people to live on reserves, and the...
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Aboriginal role models
This overview of ten sessions examines the concept of role models, how it affects personal development, and the value of...
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Apology to the Stolen Generations. Unit 1: overview and two apology sections of the Sorry speech, February 13th 2008
This unit of seven lessons is the first of three units that study Kevin Rudd's Sorry Speech which reflects the value of respect...
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Apology to the Stolen Generations. Unit 2: Nanna Fejo's story
This unit of four lessons is the second of three units studying the Prime Minister's sorry speech. It retells a personal...
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Apology to the Stolen Generations. Unit 3: General stories and government response
This unit of six lessons is the third of three units studying the Prime Minister's sorry speech. It provides a copy of the...
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Bush mechanics
This unit of four lessons reveals why fixing a car in a remote Aboriginal community calls for creativity. It discusses survival...
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Cave/bark paintings: Wandjina
This unit of two lessons investigates traditional cave art and bark paintings particularly depictions of Wandjina from the...
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Connectedness
This unit of nine lessons explores the impact of white settlement on traditional Aboriginal people, their culture, and spiritual...
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Cultural concepts
This unit of four lessons studies key aspects of Aboriginal culture, social structure, and the Dreaming. It addresses many...
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Dryandra woodland
This unit of two lessons explores the significance of Dryandra woodland to Nyoongar people. Issues such as: conserving woodlands,...
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Excursion to Tomato Lake
This series of six lessons investigates Tomato Lake in Kewdale from an Aboriginal perspective, and guides research to locate...
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Exploring the topic Anzacs
This unit of six lessons examines knowledge of Anzacs by analysing poetry and researching Aboriginal soldiers and stories....
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Kunja (Spirit dance)
This unit of two lessons examines a video-clip of an Aboriginal dance in order to identify features and functions of dance...
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Land rights: the Mabo struggle and decision
This lesson introduces this ground-breaking fight for recognition of Aboriginal people's land rights through Ernie and Noel...
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Learn-A-Torium project: creation story
This unit of eight lessons describes a whole school project that involves developing an outdoor classroom that links cultures....
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Local Aboriginal historical sites
This unit of three lessons presents Dreaming stories of Esperance Noongar and Ngadju peoples, and explores local histories...
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Making marks
This unit of two lessons explores examples of traditional rock art/petroglyphs, how they were created, different types of...
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Mooro people travelling
Whole school project, stage one, focusing on understanding Australia's Indigenous peoples; importance of reconciliation;...
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My family and I
This unit of two lessons helps build self-esteem, self-knowledge, and pride in oneself and culture, prerequisites for knowing...
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Noongar cultural and natural resource practices
This unit of four lessons explores Aboriginal people's relationship with nature and responsibility to maintain natural order....
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Noongar history
This unit of three lessons may follow the unit Walking the Wheatbelt (APAC192). It provides opportunities for students to...
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Noongar language groups
Two lessons identify Noongar country and the different language groups in it. The areas of these language groups, the names...
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Preconceived notions of Aboriginal people
This unit of two lessons examines personal beliefs and preconceived opinions about Aboriginal people and where these attitudes...
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Social organisation of Aboriginal people
This unit of three lessons explores language, cultural, local and family groups in Aboriginal culture and the place they...
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Spear throwing
This unit of six lessons explores the concept of length/distance measurement in an Aboriginal cultural context. Non-standard...
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Stolen Generation
This lesson suggests ideas for a term's program. It discusses policies leading to the Stolen Generation by exploring a range...
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Stories of the Kimberley past and present
This unit of nine lessons explores personal stories tracking the lives of Kimberley Aboriginal people. Concepts such as history,...
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Traditional Aboriginal studies: cultural workshops
An outline of process and content of ten, one hour workshops, conducted over two days at Warnbro Community High School to...
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Two way leadership development (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal)
This lesson explores characteristics of positive leadership and suggests a sequence of seven lessons with each focusing on...
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Understanding and reconciliation
This lesson provides an overview of a two-term project encouraging a class with no Aboriginal students to develop relationships...
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Unsung ANZAC heroes
This unit of four lessons explores, analyses and records data from a range of texts to: broaden knowledge of the Anzacs and...
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Wadjemup - Rottnest Island
This unit of seven lessons studies representations of the island, its multiple histories, and attitudes expressed about contemporary...
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Walking the Wheatbelt
This unit of two lessons introduces students to the towns of the Wheatbelt by challenging them to complete at least one physical...
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Wangkatha orthography
This lesson provides ideas that may be covered in a week or spread over a term. A talk by an Aboriginal Elder is used as...
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Yami Lester
This unit of three lessons examines consequences of a catastrophe by studying effects of nuclear testing on lives of Aboriginal...

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Living with Country
This unit of eight lessons investigates interaction people have with places they live and how natural features and cultural...

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Bush mechanics
This unit of four lessons reveals why fixing a car in a remote Aboriginal community calls for creativity. It discusses survival...
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Connectedness
This unit of nine lessons explores the impact of white settlement on traditional Aboriginal people, their culture, and spiritual...

Health & Physical Education

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Connectedness
This unit of nine lessons explores the impact of white settlement on traditional Aboriginal people, their culture, and spiritual...

Society & Environment

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Connectedness
This unit of nine lessons explores the impact of white settlement on traditional Aboriginal people, their culture, and spiritual...
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Noongar history
This unit of three lessons may follow the unit Walking the Wheatbelt (APAC192). It provides opportunities for students to...

Technology & Enterprise

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Bush mechanics
This unit of four lessons reveals why fixing a car in a remote Aboriginal community calls for creativity. It discusses survival...
Early adolescence
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