Year 1

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 4

Y4 HASS, Drama & Health and PE – First Contact

Students use drama to investigate the perspectives of people involved in first contact events. They learn about how representing multiple perspectives in historical stories helps individuals develop intercultural understanding and helps communities to value diversity.

v9.0 AC9HS4K04, AC9HS4S04, AC9HS4S09, AC9HS4K02, AC9ADR4D01, AC9ADR4C01, AC9HP4P03, AC9HP4P04
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Y4 Science, HASS, Drama, Dance, Visual Arts & Media Arts – Protectors of the rainforest

Students examine the ecological importance of the Daintree Rainforest and learn about the Daintree’s Traditional Custodians – Eastern Kuku Yalanji People. Students also learn how, as a decomposer and keystone species, the southern cassowary regenerates the Daintree Rainforest by distributing seeds.

v9.0 AC9S4U01, AC9HS4K01, AC9HS4K05, AC9ADR4C01, AC9ADA4E02, AC9AVA4E02, AC9AMA4C01, AC9AMA4D01, AC9AMA4E02
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Year 6

Y6 Drama, Media Arts, HASS & Health – First Nations cultural narratives

Students undertake an inquiry into First Nations storytellers and cultural narratives, and the art of dramatic storytelling and elements of filmmaking. They show their responses through making a short film that tells a story of First Nations identity and resilience.

v9.0 AC9ADR6D01, AC9ADR6E02, AC9ADR6C01, AC9AMA6E02, AC9AMA6D01, AC9AMA6C01, AC9HS6K02, AC9HP6P01, AC9HP6P05
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Year 7

Y7 Drama – The spaces between

In this Y7–8 unit, students engage with First Nations Peoples’ knowledges, stories and art to challenge their thinking about the dramatic element of ‘space’. Students investigate how the spaces between bodies and objects can create meaning and how cultural appreciation can enhance their theatre-making.

v9.0 AC9ADR8D01, AC9ADR8D02, AC9ADR8E02
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Year 8

Y8 Drama – The spaces between

In this Y7–8 unit, students engage with First Nations Peoples’ knowledges, stories and art to challenge their thinking about the dramatic element of ‘space’. Students investigate how the spaces between bodies and objects can create meaning and how cultural appreciation can enhance their theatre-making.

v9.0 AC9ADR8D01, AC9ADR8D02, AC9ADR8E02
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Year 9

Y9 Drama – Culture, community and connection

Students gain an understanding of how First Nations Peoples can use theatre practices to challenge perceptions of identity. Students use experiential activities to explore identity and learn how theatre can raise awareness of oppression and challenge us to acknowledge Australia’s shared history.

v9.0 AC9ADR10E02, AC9ADR10C01, AC9ADR10P01
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Year 10

Y10 Drama – Culture, community and connection

Students gain an understanding of how First Nations Peoples can use theatre practices to challenge perceptions of identity. Students use experiential activities to explore identity and learn how theatre can raise awareness of oppression and challenge us to acknowledge Australia’s shared history.

v9.0 AC9ADR10E02, AC9ADR10C01, AC9ADR10P01
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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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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

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Losing home Iris's story

Miliwanga's story

Separation  Ruth's story

 
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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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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 brighter future together.

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First Nations kinship

Aboriginal Spirituality

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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.

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Connecting locally with First Nations communities

Attending First-Nations-led events

 

 

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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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