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Indigenous Studies Lesson 1, 2, 3 & 4

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Includes all 4 Indigenous Studies Lessons complete with informational slides and worksheets to complete the tasks. This is perfect for teaching a history unit focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the British invasion. Your students will be amazed by the facts and will gain a stronger understanding and appreciation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Lesson 1: Australian culture, history, land and diversity (21 pages)

Students will learn about:

  • The Great Southern Land- How did it get here?
  • The Australian Continents Geographical History: The journey from Antarctica to the North
  • How Tasmania was formed
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
  • Difference between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Cultural diversity amongst the Indigenous people

Also includes:

  • 4 quiz questions as a pre-test
  • Worksheet template to complete the task comparing the daily life of Aboriginal people to Torres Strait Islanders

Lesson 2: A land of cultural diversity (25 pages)

Students will learn about:

  • Indigenous peoples special relationship with the land
  • How they lived sustainably and care for country
  • Cultural diversity amongst Indigenous people: Saltwater people vs Freshwater people
  • Kinship and Totemic Systems
  • Languages and Aboriginal English
  • Coming together: trade routes and songlines
  • How Indigenous people maintain links to traditional country:
  • Ecotourism, hunting and gathering, obligation to care for country, practice ceremonies
  • The Indigenous Land Corporation (1995)
  • National Parks and Aboriginal Sites

Also includes:

  • 7 Quiz Questions to check understanding
  • Worksheet to complete the ‘National Parks’ task

Lesson 3: Traditional cultural values and practices (16 pages)

Students will learn about:

  • Traditional Storytelling
  • Popular Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories
  • Aboriginal Worldviews about Creation
  • The Southern Sky
  • The Importance of Sharing Resources
  • ‘Men’s Business’ and ‘Women’s Business’
  • Hunting and Gathering
  • Australian Native Megafauna that became extinct 25,000 years ago
  • Bush foods and medicines
  • Technology used by Aboriginal People
  • How they Controlled the Environment for Sustainability and Survival
  • How Fire was Created
  • European vs. Indigenous Cultural Values

Also includes:

  • Task involving researching bush foods and medicines
  • ‘Bush Foods and Medicines’ Worksheet (Table Template)

Lesson 4: First Contacts (14 pages)

Students will learn about:

  • The many visitors that came prior to 1770
  • Captain Cooks voyage to the east coast
  • Cooks instructions given by the Kingdom of Great Britain
  • British Perspective on Cook’s Discovery
  • Indigenous Perspectives on the Arrival
  • The First British Colony
  • Establishing a Penal Colony
  • A Tough Start for the British Colony on Australian Soil
  • Notable Aboriginal People: Bennelong, Barangaroo and Pemulwuy

Also includes:

  • Task involving writing from the perspectives of the Aboriginal and European cultures to develop understanding
  • 2 ‘Writing Task- Journal Entry’ Worksheets
  • File Size: 40MB
  • File Type: PDF, Zip
  • Number of Pages: 76

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Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

Belinda M

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Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

Lozz K

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Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

Molly B

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Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

Sue W

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Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

Cassie O

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