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Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Number of learning resources: 84

English

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Aboriginal culture: family life
This lesson introduces a series focusing on awareness of aspects of Aboriginal culture, particularly family life. Skills...
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Bush tucker
This lesson raises awareness of traditional bush foods through talks to students by local Aboriginal people, and participating...
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Comparing seasons
This lesson provides opportunities for students to explore differences between European and Noongar seasons and how Noongar...
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Diet and bush tucker
This lesson examines contemporary diets and compares them with that of traditional Aboriginal people. Seasonal influences,...
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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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Environmental walk on Mooro land: Swanbourne Primary School
This lesson offers a basis for a series exploring local environment from an Aboriginal perspective, and offering opportunities...
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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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Head, shoulders, knees and toes
This lesson offers an opportunity for students to learn names of body parts in English and Wongutha, and to apply this knowledge...
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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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Milpinti: story wire
This lesson presents an Aboriginal approach to telling stories and explores storytelling techniques in other cultures comparing...
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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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Seasons and Aboriginal practices
This lesson presents various activities to enhance understanding of the seasons: the four European seasons, the six local...
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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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Wad'jay Gawiy Wudiga'ni: spear fishing
This lesson encourages students to learn about an Aboriginal culture of the Bunuba people, through a story about fishing...

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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 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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Animal walks
In this unit of four lessons students learn about animals and the way they move around, making the movements themselves....
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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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Caring for wetlands: the Noongar way
This unit of five lessons studies how Noongar people protect the environment and care for wetlands. They know how important...
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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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Children and grandparents: my place
This unit of two lessons studies a story about the relationship between an Aboriginal child and her grandmother. Comparisons...
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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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Creation story
This unit of two lessons provides one way to introduce an Aboriginal art form: story telling, and its place in Aboriginal...
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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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Cultural experiences
A series of four lessons encourages discovery of more about local Noongar culture through activities like: stories, painting,...
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Damper and bread
This unit of four lessons provides the opportunity for students to make both damper and bread, comparing processes, and language...
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Discovering damper
This unit of four lessons provides an opportunity to research and compare traditional damper and modern damper bread and...
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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 Aboriginal stories
This unit of five lessons focuses on narrative and its structure using a traditional Aboriginal story as a model, and compares...
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Exploring cultural diversity of Aboriginal people living in the Bunbury region
This resource introduces a program of work addressing Outcome 1 of the Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies CoS. It introduces...
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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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Families
This unit of three lessons focuses on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families, and the similarities and differences in structures...
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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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Learning about Aboriginal role models
This unit of two lessons explores the concept of role models, their characteristics and their importance to young people....
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Learning through story
This unit of two lessons discusses the place and importance of story in Aboriginal children's lives and focuses on stories...
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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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Making marks and colours
This unit of two lessons introduces students to Aboriginal rock art as part of the landscape, and how this rock art was created....
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Moonglue
This unit of five lessons studies the moral of the story, Moonglue, which is: the importance of listening to mother, and...
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My body
This unit of five lessons identifies body parts in English and an Aboriginal language. Activities such as making a book,...
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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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Names of parts of the environment
This unit of five lessons explains issues involved in teaching Aboriginal languages and provides an effective approach to...
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Night
This lesson introduces Dreaming stories of the Yindjibarndi people, and words from their language. Values such as pursuit...
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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 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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Nyuntu ninti (what you should know)
This unit of eight lessons explores a picture book and dvd focusing on Uluru and its traditional custodians. It addresses...
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Our community collage
This unit of six lessons encourages students to investigate and discuss their local communities and culture. Group work skills...
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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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Seasons of the Yindjibarndi people
This unit of three lessons compares European seasons with those of the Yindjibarndi people, in terms of weather, colours,...
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Shelter
This unit of three lessons examines shelters (homes) of traditional Aboriginal people. Shared reading and comprehension skills...
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Society and culture
This unit of eight lessons identifies and explores male and female roles, relationships and obligations in contemporary society,...
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Sounds of our language
This unit of four lessons provides opportunities for students to recognise and use basic aspects of written language such...
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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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Spelling activities
This lesson suggests a structured approach to teaching spelling and provides range of strategies. Frequently used words in...
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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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Storytelling from The Dreaming
This unit of three lessons introduces the concept of story structure (beginning, middle and end/resolution); elements such...
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Success Hill
This unit of three lessons explores the concept: over time families and communities change. Similarities and differences...
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The stolen generation
This lesson offers an introductory discussion about the Stolen Generations and the opportunity for students to express their...
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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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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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Noongar seasons
This series of four lessons explores the Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and investigates differences...
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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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A 'long-time' visit to Kakadu
This unit of four lessons explores ways Aboriginal people learn about, collect and use bush tucker. Activities based on the...
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Seasons' influences
This unit of six lessons builds on APAC261. It compares European and traditional Aboriginal seasons in Kakadu and explores...

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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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