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Aboriginal Education

Number of learning resources: 42

The Arts

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Teaching and learning resources

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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...

lesson plan

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Families
This unit of three lessons focuses on Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families, and the similarities and differences in structures...
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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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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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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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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 know how
This series of two lessons develops understanding of Noongar culture through a Dreaming creation story that highlights the...
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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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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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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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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...

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...
The Arts
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