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Why Teach About Bush Tucker? Poster

PDF | 1 page|Grades: 1 - 6

An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about bush tucker.

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 bush tucker?

Teaching Australian children about bush tucker provides a great opportunity to:

  • understand the role of the environment in food availability
  • learn how totems restrict what food is eaten
  • learn about customary uses of native plant species
  • appreciate the link between land care and food availability
  • recognise the link between climate and sustainable food production
  • identify the physical and chemical sciences involved in food collection and preparation.

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

Wingaru Kids
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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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Ciena Kisten

One of my students loves the outback. He’ll love this.

Ciena Kisten · May 24th, 2021


Thanks, Ciena! Glad you like the resource. Have a great week!

Bronwyn · May 24th, 2021

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