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Why Teach About Bush Tucker? Poster

Wingaru Kids
PDF | 1 page | Years: 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.


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  • Ciena Kisten

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

    • Bronwyn

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