Indigenous Studies Lesson 7


Citizenship Rights and the 1967 Referendum. This resource is fantastic for Australian History lessons from year 3 – year 8. Students learning about first contacts or Indigenous Australians and their recent past will be amazed by historical facts in this resource about the growth of the British colony from 1788 until the 1900’s and the impact this had on the world’s oldest living culture.

Includes: 13 informational slides to teach your lesson and 1 task for students to complete. Task involves using their knowledge from the lecture slides to create a poster that promotes awareness for Indigenous inequality using facts.

Students will learn about:

  • Australian Citizenship Rights & what it means to be a citizen
  • How the Indigenous Population Were Denied Basic Human Rights- Key Events
  • Assimilation and Discrimination definitions
  • The Realities of Assimilation for Indigenous People
  • How and Why Indigenous People Were Excluded From the 1901 Constitution
  • War Heroes- The Black Diggers Contribution to WWI & WWII
  • Steps towards Equality
  • The 1967 Referendum
  • Aboriginal Disadvantage- Raising Awareness
  • Australia Decides… Getting to “YES”
  • No Protection Against Discrimination

Also includes:

  • Task involving creating a poster that raises awareness to the Australian community about the importance of equality and anti-discrimination for Indigenous Australians through the use of symbols, illustrations and words. Students will include historical facts and statistics from the lecture slides and their own research to inform about the inequality Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced since British colonisation in 1788.
  • File Size: 1MB
  • Number of Pages: 14
  • File Type: PDF

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