Indigenous Studies Lesson 8


Land Rights and Reconciliation. 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 events in this resource that took place from 1900’s until today’s time.

Includes: 14 informational slides to teach your lesson and 1 task for students to complete. Task involves researching Australian Reconciliation Week and creating posters using past themes, symbols and words.

Students will learn about:

  • Land rights and social justice – definitions and linking the two together
  • Claims for Indigenous Rights: 5 notable events
  • The Tent Embassy outside of Parliament House
  • The difference and similarities of Land Rights & Native Title
  • Legislating Indigenous Land Rights
  • The Eddie Mabo Case
  • Beginning the Reconciliation process
  • National Reconciliation Week
  • Ditching ‘Terra Nullius’
  • Unfinished Business of Reconciliation

Also includes:

  • Task involving creating a 4 posters that promotes National Reconciliation Day by researching past annual celebrations and recording central themes.
  • File Size: 1MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Number of Pages: 15

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

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

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

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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. 

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

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

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

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