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Foundation English & HASS – Stories, families, places: belonging forever and ever
Foundation English, Science & Visual Arts – Looking at and listening to our world
Y1 Science & English – Knowing Country
This unit explores the important information First Nations Peoples collect and communicate from observing the natural environment. Students will identify and make connections to what we observe, why we observe, how we observe and ways to communicate observations.
Y1 English, HASS & Drama – First Nations societies before colonisation: Dreaming, living, using waterways
Y1 English & Science – Tracking meanings from cultures and Country
Y2 English & Health and PE – Words that welcome, acts that acknowledge
Students explore the meaning behind the Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country protocols and how we can use these protocols, meaningfully, to show respect for the relationship between First Nations people and Country.
Y2 English & HASS – Exploring texts by Indigenous authors
Y3 English – Sharing stories
Y4 English & Health and PE – Stories of identity
This unit immerses students in the cultural stories and songs of First Nations Peoples, exploring the important role cultural practices and beliefs play in the development and expression of identity. Students consider the role culture plays in their own lives and reflect on how they might express their unique identity.
Y4 English & HASS – Indigenous languages and Standard Australian English: influences and impacts
Y5 English & Media Arts – One continent, many voices
Students examine literary texts by First Nations people that depict impactful events. They explore aspects of the texts that convey historical context, investigate narrative voices in the texts, and analyse the responses these voices evoke.
Y5 English – The power and purpose of protest
Y6 English – Rich expression: bringing together Indigenous languages and Standard Australian English
Y7 English – The Sapphires: cultures & contexts
In this unit, students explore the ways that identity is shaped by cultures and contexts. A close analysis of the film, The Sapphires, encourages students to recognise the personal empowerment of culture and identity, and to consider the impact that a disruption to this can have on a person.
Y7 English – Whose experience? Whose perspective?
Y8 English – First Nations poetry and song
Students explore lived experiences of First Nations Peoples, reflecting on the use of language to examine themes of identity, Country and disconnection from culture. Students develop an understanding of tone and other literary devices, and skills in communicating their ideas about texts.
Y8 English – Contexts for reconciliation
This unit allows students to develop awareness of the ideas, contexts and perspectives around reconciliation. Students unpack relevant concepts and texts and are encouraged to convey a respectful attitude towards learning about a complex issue that affects all Australians.
Y8 English – Connection to Country in Indigenous-authored texts
Y9 English – Exploring First Nations texts
Students explore how First Nations Australian authors reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing. This is achieved by reviewing the early history of First Nations literature and the difficulties of storytelling, and by analysing and contextualising protest poetry, drama and contemporary autobiographical writing.
Y9 English – How have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literary texts emerged in Australia?
Y9 English – How does the media report on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Y10 English – Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous media sources
Australians Together Learning Framework
Take a deep dive into the Learning Framework and explore our vast array of First Nations stories, activities, resources, and more. Curate your own customised learning journey to unlock the truth of our past, prompt reflection about our present, and inspire meaningful action that will bring about a brighter shared future for our nation.
Injustice from the impact of colonisation.
Discover our curated collection of stories, articles and statistics that expose the injustices at the heart of our nation.
A past that shapes our story as a nation.
Tell stories that many Australians have never heard.
Immerse yourself in stories and articles to understand the connection between our nation’s past and present.
What’s it got to do with me?
Examines why this is relevant to every Australian.
Browse articles and stories that explore the ways we’re all connected, and what this means for us as Australians, collectively and individually.
Everyone has culture. Know about your culture and value the culture of others.
Dive into stories and articles that explore the significance of culture and its role in building a brighter future together.
How do I get the most out of these resources?
The resources are designed to be flexible and modular, working around how you like to teach. You can use the resources exactly as they’re designed, or as a starting point from which to build your own lessons. Make them your own and use them to help you feel more confident in class.
How will Australians Together continue to help me?
Change takes time and we’re here to provide the support you need over the long term. We’re constantly building new resources and we love to hear from educators like you. Feel free to reach out at any point and we can see how we can help. Together we can build a brighter future and a more united Australia for everyone.
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