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Why Teach an Aboriginal Perspective About Cook's Landing in Australia? Poster

Wingaru Kids
PDF | 1 page | Years: 5 - 6

An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching an Aboriginal perspective of Cook's landing in Australia.

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 an Aboriginal perspective about Cook’s landing in Australia?

Teaching an Aboriginal perspective about Cook’s landing in Australia provides a great opportunity for all Australian kids to gain:

  • a clear understanding that Australia was already inhabited and not “discovered” by Cook
  • an impression of how Aboriginal people lived before contact with Europeans
  • information to defend the assertion that Australia was invaded
  • an empathy for the losses suffered through European exploration and subsequent colonisation.

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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