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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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Year 7

Y7 Geography – Place and liveability

This resource explores what Country means to First Nations Peoples, and how all that Country encompasses relates to liveability. Students examine case studies and elements of Country. And, through geographic inquiry and investigation, they apply these elements to their own places and spaces to improve liveability.
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Y7 Geography – Ethical research of geological events with First Nations Peoples

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples hold knowledge of geological events that date back thousands of years. Ethical protocols for research in the field of geology recognise the value of Indigenous oral traditions that record details of meteorite craters, volcanoes and rising sea levels.
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Y7 Geography – In what ways is water important to First Nations people and societies?

Students explore the impacts of colonisation on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ access to water and basic details about water resource management. They engage with First Nations’ perspectives about the value and importance of water and examine local Indigenous cultures to understand the different meanings water holds.
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Year 8

Y8 Geography – Indigenous land management and its cultural value

Students will develop an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ diverse connections to and knowledge of Australia’s landscapes and landforms. Students will also explore the role Songlines play in knowing the land, and research Indigenous land-management techniques. Resource combines ACHGK049 & ACHGK052.
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Y8 Geography – How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been studied and researched over time

This resource provides a context to protocols and ethical guidelines about Indigenous culture, knowledge and language. In an examination of past research practices, students will see that ideas about what constitutes good research has changed over time. Case studies of specific artefacts and their return to communities will be examined.
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Y8 Geography – Mapping land the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ way

This resource gives students an overview of how diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities used spatial strategies and positional navigation to map and navigate the land of Australia prior to and following colonisation.
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Y8 Geography – Indigenous cultural landscapes and landforms – degradation and its effects

Using Uluru as a case study, students research different ways a landscape or landform, especially one with cultural significance, can be impacted by human actions, such as vandalism, tourism or pollution. They examine the effect that the degradation, both physical and spiritual, of a cultural heritage site has on First Nations people.
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Y8 Geography – Mapping the location of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This is a short resource on constructing a statistical map showing the distribution of Indigenous populations. Students are given background information on how and why First Nations people have historically been moved and displaced. This unit is complemented by the Australians Together resource for ACHGK056.
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Y8 Geography – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander place names and meanings

Students investigate the significance of landscapes and landforms to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students explore the names and naming of landforms and the ways that mapping and geographic information systems (GIS) can be used to represent data.
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Y8 Geography – Why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples might move to different places

Students learn key factors influencing Indigenous population mobility. Students understand the historical context. They’re encouraged to listen to First Nations people about population mobility and examine topical issues such as the BasicsCard and inner-city gentrification.
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Year 9

Y9 Geography – Ethical research and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This topic discusses ethical research methods and the use of protocols developed by and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups. Indigenous perspectives critical of research by outsiders are contextualised with a historical overview of the field of anthropology.
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Y9 Geography – Traditional food sources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

This topic examines the significant disruption to Australian biomes by European colonisation. Native flora and fauna have struggled to compete with introduced species. Alterations in diet have negatively impacted many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students suggest ways native food sources can be developed and promoted.
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Year 10

Y10 Geography – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ approaches to environmental management

This resource gives students an overview of environmental management in Australia, and the ways that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are involved. Students are guided with ways to research the topic independently and recommended activities incorporate key geographic ideas.
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Y10 Geography – Geographic information systems and conservation management

Students examine ways in which contemporary technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) are providing support to Indigenous communities to sustainably manage and benefit from their lands. Students are encouraged to explore further examples of the use of GIS by Indigenous communities.
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Y10 Geography – Differences in wellbeing across Australia for Indigenous populations

In this resource, students are led on a thorough examination of the concept of wellbeing as a way of measuring the state of a community. They understand how factors influencing wellbeing may differ between individuals and communities. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's concepts of wellbeing are explained.
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Y10 Geography – Initiatives to improve the wellbeing of remote Indigenous communities

Students are given the history and context of current wellbeing policies for remote Indigenous communities. With this knowledge, they research ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are proposing and implementing improvements that lead to improved health and social wellbeing.
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Y10 Geography – Ethical Research and Indigenous communities

Qualitative and quantitative data are outlined, and students get an overview of how approaches to researching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities have changed over the past few decades. Students investigate the emergence of Indigenous-controlled research, guidelines and protocols.
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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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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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