Knowledge Through Story

Students will learn about The story: Yurlu: the Kingfisher Man and its importance to the Adnyamathanha people. They will listen to three other creation stories, two chosen from Hindu, ancient Chinese, Jewish/Christian/ Islamic, or ancient Egyptian and then that of their own Country to clarify their own understanding of the story and its power. They will draw conclusions about why similarities and differences exist between the three Creation stories and explain the value of knowing the different stories.

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.

A_TSIP1 Australia has 2 distinct First Nations Peoples; each encompasses a diversity of nations across Australia. Aboriginal Peoples are the first peoples of Australia and have occupied the Australian continent for more than 60,000 years. Torres Strait Islander Peoples are the First Nations Peoples of the Torres Strait and have occupied the region for over 4,000 years.

Curriculum Links

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

AC9HS5S07 Present descriptions and explanations, drawing ideas, findings and viewpoints from sources, and using relevant terms and conventions.

AC9E5LE01 Identify aspects of literary texts that represent details or information about historical, social and cultural contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors.

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

AC9HP6P01 Explain how identities can be influenced by people and places, and how we can create positive self-identities.

AC9HP6P05 Describe and implement strategies to value diversity in their communities.

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  • 3 Lessons



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