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How Indigenous ecological practices can help reduce emissions 
Our resources cover a wide array of topic - not just history. For example, this Year 10 science resource provides a lesson plan that explores how First Nations approaches are being used in the fight against climate change.

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Foundation

Foundation English & HASS – Stories, families, places: belonging forever and ever

Students use story books, songs and videos to explore the importance of place and family in First Nations stories. Students look at past and present First Nations stories and explore texts that relate to place, family and belonging. Students reflect with their families on their own stories embedded in place and create their own texts.
ACELT1575, ACHASSI002, ACHASSK017
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Foundation English, Science & Visual Arts – Looking at and listening to our world

Students observe places and engage with art to develop scientific understandings of their own place and the continuity of seasons. They consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives and the limitations of applying European seasons in an Australian setting. The resource can be adapted to include local Indigenous knowledge.
ACELY1650, ASCSU004, ACAVAR109
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Year 1

Y1 English & Science – Tracking meanings from cultures and Country

Students will be immersed in First Nations stories, art and dance and reflect on how this can enrich their own communication and understanding. They will learn how to use features such as animal tracks, visual patterns, rhyme, descriptive words and movement to read the world and communicate meanings to others.
ACELT1581, ACELT1585, ACSSU017, ACSIS213, ACELA1444
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Y1 English, HASS & Drama – First Nations societies before colonisation: Dreaming, living, using waterways

Dreaming is reflected in stories and beyond to give meaning to the world. Students work with Dreaming stories, including creating tableaux in a drama activity. Students find evidence of pre-colonisation engineering, aquaculture and trade economies to learn about First Nations practices and to reflect on sustainability for a shared future.
ACHASSK031, ACHASSK033, ACELY1655, ACADRR0289
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Year 2

Y2 English & HASS – Exploring texts by Indigenous authors

Students explore connection to Country and place through Indigenous stories, including Dreaming stories and those by contemporary Indigenous authors. Students use stories to explore the language features of texts and oral storytelling.
ACELA1460, ACELT1591, ACHASSI035, ACHASSI041, ACHASSK048
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Year 3

Y3 English – Sharing stories

Students engage with Indigenous stories to understand how cultural traditions are important in recognising similarities and differences across all people’s lives. They explore characters, settings, events and language features creating multimodal texts inspired by elements from stories they read.
ACELT1594, ACEL1596, ACEL1791
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Year 4

Y4 English & HASS – Indigenous languages and Standard Australian English: influences and impacts

Students explore the diversity of Indigenous languages in Australia and how they’ve shaped the Standard Australian English used today. Students look at the historical context of European records of Indigenous languages, and consider how colonisation and the loss of Indigenous languages has impacted First Nations people and Country.
ACELA1487, ACHASSK083, ACHASSK086
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Year 5

Y5 English – The power and purpose of protest

This unit explores protest songs of the 20th and 21st centuries from Australia and around the world, looking closely at the techniques employed by artists to persuade audiences to their way of thinking. Of particular focus are persuasive techniques: emotive language, simile, metaphor, personification, repetition, alliteration and rhyme.
ACELT1611
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Y5 English – One continent, many voices

Students examine literary texts that depict the diversity of experiences between First Nations people in urban and remote settings. They explore narrative voices in texts created by First Nations people, analyse the responses these voices evoke and study different interpretations of the texts. (Updated March 2022)
ACELT1608, ACELT1610
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Year 6

Y6 English – Rich expression: bringing together Indigenous languages and Standard Australian English

English in Australia has many influences. The rich diversity of Indigenous languages have helped to develop different varieties of English and influence the vocabulary of Standard Australian English. By understanding these contributions we show respect for all languages in Australia and can describe and understand this land more fully.
ACELA1515, ACELA1526
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Year 7

Y7 English – Whose experience? Whose perspective?

Students explore the representation of Indigenous characters in texts from different historical, social and cultural contexts. They analyse stories and songs of challenge told by First Nations people to build knowledge about culture and literary heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
ACELT1619, ACELT1622
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Year 8

Y8 English – Connection to Country in Indigenous-authored texts

Students learn how culture influences the way we write, and our perception of texts as readers/viewers/listeners. The history of the Indigenous relationship with written culture is examined. European and Indigenous concepts of land and Country are explained and compared. Students use this information to then analyse Indigenous texts.
ACELT1806
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Year 9

Y9 English – How have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literary texts emerged in Australia?

Students explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have traditionally been represented in literature in Australia. They examine stereotypes of people and misrepresentations of culture. Students then explore texts by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors.
ACELT1633
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Y9 English – How does the media report on matters relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

Students engage in their own analysis of how mainstream media outlets report on events relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They examine stereotypes, racism and prejudice, and consider how readers’ perceptions of different groups might be shaped by approaches to reporting.
ACELY1739
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Year 10

Y10 English – Comparison of Indigenous and non-Indigenous media sources

Students understand key differences between mainstream commercial media and Indigenous-controlled media. They learn about how and why regulations and codes of practice governing the mention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in media reports have come about. Ideas for critical analysis are given.
ACELY1749
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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. 

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The Wound

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.

Something’s not right

Who are Indigenous Australians?

First Nations disadvantage in Australia

Intergenerational trauma

The lack of treaty

The Intervention

Bob's story

Losing home Iris's story

Miliwanga's story

Separation  Ruth's story

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Why Me?

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.

What does this have to do with me?

Australia Day: answers to tricky questions

 Busting the myth of peaceful settlement

What's the fuss about Jan 26?

Mabo and Native Title

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Our Cultures

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 better future together.

Welcome to and Acknowledgement of Country

Why are culture and identity important?

The importance of land

First Nations kinship

Aboriginal Spirituality

Bob's story

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My Response

Steps we can take to build a brighter future.

Find inspiration in stories and articles that show even little steps can lead to big change when we do things together.

What can I do?

Fiona's story

Mark's story

Connecting locally with First Nations communities

Attending First-Nations-led events

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Lisa Sacristani, Head of Year 9, Donvale Christian College
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