An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about Aboriginal customs.
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 customs?
Teaching Australian children about Aboriginal customs provides a great opportunity to:
- learn about the survival techniques of the Aboriginal people in the cold climate of southern Victoria
- appreciate that cloaks used for warmth had artistic & spiritual aspects too
- discover the sophisticated methods of aquatic farming, food preservation and trade undertaken by the Gunditjmara people
- uncover facts from the past that were excluded from history books such as the origins of the game called “marngrook”
- understand the impact of colonisation on Gunditjmara culture and language.
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.
Australian Curriculum alignment
The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies)
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments
Wingaru Kids provides quality content created by Aboriginal people in an engaging format so that students are excited to learn authentic and accurate knowledge about Aboriginal people.
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