Footprints in the Sand – Unlocking Stories from Our Past

Students will interpret non-verbal symbols and images to find meaning. In doing so, students will interact with others with respect, to share their interpretation of these footprints and tracks from thousands of years ago and provide their interpretation of events.

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

AC9E2LA08 understand that images add to or multiply the meanings of a text

AC9HS2K04 the interconnections of Australian First Nations Peoples to a local Country/Place

AC9HS2S01 develop questions about objects, people, places and events in the past and present

AC9HS2S03 interpret information and data from observations and provided sources, including the comparison of objects from the past and present

AC9HS2S04 discuss perspectives related to objects, people, places and events

AC9HS2S05 draw conclusions and make proposals

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