Aboriginal Cultural Studies

Students learn about traditional lifestyles of Aboriginal people. Activities may include shelter building, art, seasonal food trails, stories related to the Dreaming, traditional tools, and games.

Traditional tools and implements are examples of technology that use natural materials to meet human needs. Students handle and discuss a collection of authentic tools and implements from different regions of Australia.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Geography                
Yr 2 (ACHASSK049)
Yr 4 (ACHASSK089)
History                 

Yr 3 (ACHASSK062)

Stories help explain how features of the landscape came into existence, how and where to find food, how to behave and why. Students hear stories that connect with the Arbury Park environment.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Geography                
Yr 2 (ACHASSK049)
Yr 4 (ACHASSK089)
History                 

Yr 3 (ACHASSK062)

This activity makes connections between traditional art styles and materials and contemporary Aboriginal artists’ work. Students can use traditional symbols and designs to create art pieces that tell a story.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Geography                
Yr 2 (ACHASSK049)
Yr 4 (ACHASSK089)
History                 

Yr 3 (ACHASSK062)

Students build shelters using branches and foliage that are collected for them on site. The teaching approach can focus on problem solving and team building, or be more traditional and instructional. Students learn about different types of shelters for different purposes and seasons.

Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Geography                
Yr 2 (ACHASSK049)
Yr 4 (ACHASSK089)
History                 

Yr 3 (ACHASSK062)

 

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Curriculum Aboriginal Cultural Studies