Keeping Culture Safe

In this session, students consider the young painters and how they paint stories to keep culture safe. They learn how Gija elders feel about passing culture, traditional practices and knowledges on to their children, grandchildren and future generations. #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

AC9E5LA03 describe how spoken, written and multimodal texts use language features and are typically organised into characteristic stages and phases, depending on purposes in texts

AC9E5LA07 explain how the sequence of images in print, digital and film texts has an effect on meaning

AC9E5LA08 understand how vocabulary is used to express greater precision of meaning, including through the use of specialist and technical terms, and explore the history of words

AC9S5I06 write and create texts to communicate ideas and findings for specific purposes and audiences, including selection of language features, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9E5LA01 understand that language is selected for social contexts and that it helps to signal social roles and relationships

AC9HS5S03 evaluate information and data in a range of formats to identify and describe patterns and trends, or to infer relationships

AC9HS5K04 the influence of people, including First Nations Australians and people in other countries, on the characteristics of a place

AC9AVA6E01 explore ways that visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials are combined to communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning in visual arts across cultures, times, places and/or other contexts

AC9AVA6E02 explore ways that First Nations Australians use visual arts to continue and revitalise cultures

ACPPS051 Examine how identities are influenced by people and places

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