Connecting to Place

Students will connect with the story of Woonyoomboo and discover how he created all living things, the land, law, language and culture for his people. Students will then focus on their own local landscape and where possible, make connections to the local First Nations stories which shape the landscape. Students will share memories, experiences and knowledge of these specific sites through making a connection to Country and sharing why this is an important place.

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSIC1First Nations Australian societies are diverse and have distinct cultural expressions such as language, customs and beliefs. As First Nations Peoples of Australia, they have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural expressions, while also maintaining the right to control, protect and develop culture as Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

A_TSIC3 The First Peoples of Australia (Aboriginal Peoples) belong to the world’s oldest continuous cultures. First Nations Australians demonstrate resilience in the maintenance, practice and revitalisation of culture despite the many historic and enduring impacts of colonisation, and continue to celebrate and share the past, present and future manifestations of their cultures.

Curriculum Links

AC9HSFK04 The importance of Country/Place to First Nations Australians and the Country/Place on which the school is located.

AC9HSFK03 The features of familiar places they belong to, why some places are special and how places can be looked after.

AC9EFLE01 Share ideas about stories, poems and images in literature, reflecting on experiences that are similar or different to their own by engaging with texts by First Nations Australians, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors and illustrators.

AC9EFLA03 Understand that texts can take many forms such as signs, books and digital texts.

AC9LCF03 Explore connections between language and culture.

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