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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 Civics and Citizenship – Maintaining First Nations cultures and identities

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, cultural identity is key to wellbeing. Students will explore their own identity and culture to build empathy and understanding of ways that colonisation has affected First Nations People’s identities. They will also explore what’s being done to support and revive Indigenous cultures​​.
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Y7 Civics and Citizenship – How did a referendum change rights for First Nations people?

Students learn key facts about the Constitution and referendums, and understand that First Nations people have historically had fewer rights under the law compared with non-Indigenous Australians. Students can explore the history of referendums in more detail by undertaking further research and/or a case-study.
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Year 8

Y8 Civics and Citizenship – Prominent First Nations women’s views on Australia Day

Students are introduced to elements of the current debate about the appropriateness of celebrating Australia Day on the day that marks the beginning of Aboriginal dispossession. Students become familiar with the perspectives of five prominent Aboriginal women on the issue and investigate their views and backgrounds in further detail.
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Y8 Civics and Citizenship – What is customary law?

This unit gives students an introduction to Indigenous customary laws. They learn that customary law has a completely different basis when compared to the European system of laws, as it forms part of cultural knowledge and Dreaming.
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Y8 Civics and Citizenship – Reconciliation and its influence on Australia’s national culture and identity

Students explore the contradictions in the traditional Australian ‘national identity’, particularly the idea of ‘fair go’ when considered alongside Indigenous dispossession. Students consider how, in recent years, reconciliation has influenced the inclusion of First Nations people as part of a ‘national identity’.
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Year 10

Y10 Civics and Citizenship – The High Court and the Mabo Decision

Students gain a detailed understanding of the role of the High Court in deciding in favour of native title. The student handout includes a historical overview including Eddie Koiki Mabo’s achievements. Students explore the aftermath of the decision and are encouraged to research the practical application of native title locally.
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Y10 Civics and Citizenship – International human rights laws and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

This unit gives students an overview of how United Nations international conventions and declarations are connected to Australian Government policies relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Students learn how recognition of these conventions has increased over time.
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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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