Returning Language to Place

The intended learning for the lesson: Students will conduct research to identify different sources of information and identify different points of view in order to distinguish facts from opinions. In doing so, they will interact and respect other people’s point of view.

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_TSICP2 The occupation and colonisation of Australia by the British, under the now overturned doctrine of terra nullius, were experienced by First Nations Australians as an invasion that denied their occupation of, and connection to, Country/Place.

A_TSICP3 The First Peoples of Australia are the traditional owners of Country/Place, protected in Australian Law by the Native Title Act 1993 which recognises pre-existing sovereignty, continuing systems of law and customs, and connection to Country/Place. This recognised legal right provides for economic sustainability and a voice into the development and management of Country/Place.

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_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.

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

AC9HS4K05 The importance of environments, including natural vegetation and water sources, to people and animals in Australia and on another continent.

AC9HS4S02 Locate, collect and record information and data from a range of sources, including annotated timelines and maps.

AC9HS4S04 Analyse information and data, and identify perspectives.

AC9HS4S05 Draw conclusions based on analysis of information.

AC9HS4S07 Ppresent descriptions and explanations, using ideas from sources and relevant subject-specific terms.

AC9E4LA02Identify the subjective language of opinion and feeling, and the objective language of factual reporting.

AC9E4LY02 Listen for key points and information to carry out tasks and contribute to discussions, acknowledging another opinion, linking a response to the topic, and sharing and extending ideas and information.

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