Essential Question

What can we learn by listening to the voices of First Nations authors?

Warning — First Nations teachers and students are advised that this curriculum resource may contain images, voices or names of deceased people.

Unit details

Y5 English & Media Arts
Lesson Time: 40 minutes
Lessons: 9
Duration: 2–3 weeks

Australian Curriculum
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority.

Unit overview

In this unit, students will:

  • engage with a wide range of texts and media created by First Nations people, including short film, contemporary poetry and songs, traditional sand stories and digital narrations of Dreaming stories
  • explore techniques that First Nations authors use to express perspectives, such as narrative voice, use of imagery, music and other sounds
  • respond to texts and media through discussion, writing and drawing activities
  • develop and perform their own narrations of Dreaming stories and reflect on the understandings they’ve developed through the unit.