An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tools.
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 traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tools?
Teaching Australian children about traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tools provides a great opportunity to:
- appreciate how chemical science was used in the making of tools, like the heating of resin to make a pliable glue
- learn how knowledge of the refracting of light fits in with successful spear fishing
- understand the physical science involved in the use of various tools like the bows and arrows of the Torres Strait Islands
- consider the scope of the Aboriginal economy that saw tools, or raw materials for making them, traded across vast distances.
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. It could also be used to guide conversations with your students in conjunction with NAIDOC Week celebrations.