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Why Teach About Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Diggers? Poster

Wingaru Kids
PDF | 1 page | Years: 5 - 6

An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers.

Display this poster in your classroom as a reminder of the importance of integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum.

Why teach all Australian kids about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers?

Teaching Australian children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diggers provides a great opportunity to:

  • recognise that First Nations people supported Australia in many overseas conflicts
  • identify the unfairness that occurred when First Nations veterans returned from overseas conflicts
  • contrast the Frontier Wars within Australia and times when First Nations people joined other Australians to fight a common enemy
  • learn about the special skills of Aboriginal “Black” Trackers being utilised in defence settings.

A great addition to your collection of First Nations resources

The content in this poster addresses the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.


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