The AIATSIS Collection aims to create a world where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are recognised, respected, valued and celebrated. This collection of resources contains more than one million items, including books, audio, photographic, manuscript, moving image and art and object material, related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories.
This unit of work, Ways of being, allows students to explore ideas of cultural identity — specifically Aboriginal identity — and belonging, and how these are embedded in language.Texts used are Aboriginal English resources, Indigenous poetry and rap, the books My Girragundji and The Binna Binna Man by Meme McDonald and Boori Monty Pryor, and […]
This unit of work, Stories to unite us, allows students to explore aspects of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, using the picture books You and Me: Our Place and Stories from the Billabong.You and Me: Our Place written by Leonie Norrington and illustrated by Dee Huxley highlights the connections between young and old […]
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a chance for all of us to take renewed action to spark a change in our schools, workplaces and communities—no matter how big or small. Each year Reconciliation Australia selects a different theme to celebrate NRW. The theme for NRW 2016 is Our History, Our Story, Our Future. In this […]
Caring for Country/place and looking after the lands, seas and skies on which one lives and learns is everyone’s responsibility. It’s important to acknowledge that there are many different ways to take and share responsibility for caring for Country that may seem like small steps, but which hold big significance. Learning from Aboriginal and Torres […]
In this activity, students will explore what Country/place means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. They watch the Play school episode ‘Acknowledgement of Country’ to help them to understand the significance of Country/place and to build a personal sense of responsibility for respecting the environment around them. Students are encouraged to become aware of […]
Marnti Warajanga–a walk together is a collaboration between the Museum of Australian Democracy, Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre and photographer Tobias Titz. Through this online exhibition and resources, explore milestones of the Indigenous journey of democracy in Australia and consider their relevance today.
25 minute digital video resource for classroom use unpack stories of events and people associated with Old Parliament House content aligned to the Australian Curriculum – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures (general capabilities), Civics and Citizenship and History strands addresses historical thinking concepts such as sources, continuity and change, cause and effect, […]