Learning to be Whole: Well-Being, Resilience and Leadership

The intended learning for the lessons: Students know the importance of The Eagle, the Crow and the Bat ‘teaching’ for the Jaara people. They see how pride in culture can impact on individual and community wellbeing. Students understand the benefits and importance of peacemakers in their own community, as demonstrated by the ‘teaching’. They will identify Jaara Country on a map and explore the Multi-touch Book The Eagle, the Crow and the Bat.

This focus area introduces the Teaching, The Eagle, the Crow and the Bat and its importance for the Jaara people. Students will learn how the role of the ‘teaching’ reinforces connections to community and culture and about its power to heal those whose connections have been broken.

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

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

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

AC9HP6P04 describe and demonstrate how respect and empathy can be expressed to positively influence relationships.

AC9HP6P10 analyse how behaviours influence the health, safety, relationships and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

AC9HS5K07 how citizens (members of communities) with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal.

AC9E5LY02 use appropriate interaction skills including paraphrasing and questioning to clarify meaning, make connections to own experience, and present and justify an opinion or idea.

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.

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Unit Includes

  • 1 Focus Area
  • 3 Lessons



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