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Aboriginal Education

Number of learning resources: 59

Middle childhood

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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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Goanna jumps high
This unit of four lessons is based on a picture book that provides an Aboriginal context for a range of activities that help...

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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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Counting book
This activity may be adapted for many levels. It introduces Wangkatha words for: numbers, names of Australian flora, fauna,...
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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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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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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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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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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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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...

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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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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 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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Environmental artwork
The topic suggests three lessons that investigate natural contours of the Australian environment. Recognition that landscape...
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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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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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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 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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Love of homeplace
This lesson explores the importance of home and the Land to Aboriginal people through the words of songs by Rita Mills and...
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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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Mooro people travelling
Whole school project, stage one, focusing on understanding Australia's Indigenous peoples; importance of reconciliation;...
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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 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 know how
This series of two lessons develops understanding of Noongar culture through a Dreaming creation story that highlights the...
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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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Painting and maps
This unit of six lessons explores bird's-eye-view Aboriginal paintings interpreting locations, symbols and features depicted....
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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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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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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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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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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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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...

Other

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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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Seasons' influences
This unit of six lessons builds on APAC261. It compares European and traditional Aboriginal seasons in Kakadu and explores...

Health & Physical Education

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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...

teaching program

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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...

Society & Environment

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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...

teaching program

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Food and seasons 1: Noongar and European seasons
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 2: food groups
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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Food and seasons 3: Noongar bush foods
This unit of three lessons introduces and explores the six Noongar seasons, compares them with European seasons, and examines...
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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...
Middle childhood
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