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Why Teach About Aboriginal Customs? Poster

Wingaru Kids
PDF | 1 page | Years: 4 - 6

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.

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