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Why Teach About Aboriginal Artefacts? Poster

Wingaru Kids
PDF | 1 page | Years: 3 - 6

An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about Aboriginal artefacts.

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 artefacts?

Teaching Australian children about Aboriginal artefacts provides a great opportunity to:

  • consider a primary source of evidence from Aboriginal history
  • acknowledge the importance of artefacts to the descendants from this region
  • reflect on how life was lived in the Sydney basin before colonisation
  • understand the power of governments in supporting or denying heritage values
  • recognise the importance of artefacts in revealing historical information from a time before written records
  • recognise the competing goals of history and progress.

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.


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