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Aboriginal Education

Aboriginal Education

Number of learning resources: 33

Languages

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Teaching and learning resources

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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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Counting bracelets
This lesson focuses on order of numbers and one-to-one correspondence for numbers 1 to 10. Both English and Wangkatha numbers...
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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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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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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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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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Tracking
This lesson examines animal tracks and their effects on Aboriginal people's past and present lives. Aspects like: identifying...
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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...

teaching program

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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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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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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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Families
This unit of three lessons focuses on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families, and the similarities and differences in structures...
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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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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 body (names of parts of the body)
This unit of five lessons raises awareness of Aboriginal language and presents Aboriginal words for body parts to learn....
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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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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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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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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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Success Hill
This unit of three lessons explores the concept: over time families and communities change. Similarities and differences...
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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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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...

Other

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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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