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Society and the Environment

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

Technology & Enterprise

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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...
Society and the Environment
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