Environmental and Cultural Values

Students will conduct research and report on the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes and the cultural and environmental significance this Country holds for the Barkandji, Mutthi Mutthi and Ngiyampaa peoples. #SRC23

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_TSIC1 First 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_TSIC2 First Nations Australians’ ways of life reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

Curriculum Links

explore language used to develop relationships in formal and informal situations

recognise similar storylines, ideas and relationships in different contexts in literary texts by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

plan, create, edit and publish written and multimodal imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, using visual features, relevant linked ideas, complex sentences, appropriate tense, synonyms and antonyms, correct spelling of multisyllabic words and simple punctuation

the diversity of First Nations Australians, their social organisation and their continuous connection to Country/Place

sustainable use and management of renewable and non renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place

propose actions or responses to an issue or challenge that consider possible effects of actions

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Unit Includes

  • 1 Focus Area
  • 3 Lessons



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