Essential Question

In what ways is water important to First Nations Peoples in Australia?

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

Unit details

Y7 Geography
Lesson Time: 40 minutes
Lessons: 20
Duration: 5 weeks

Australian Curriculum
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures description or elaboration

Unit overview

Students explore the importance of water for First Nations Peoples in Australia and the material, cultural and spiritual meanings associated with bodies of water. The impact of colonisation, First Nations water management and struggles for water rights are explored through three case studies.