Roles and Relationships

Teacher will introduce the students to the Woonyoomboo stories and select one mini-story to act as focus. For the Nyikina people, Woonyoomboo is an important creation ancestor who has given knowledge to the Nyikina community. The teacher should be familiar with the Woonyoomboo story (songline).

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_TSIP3 The significant and ongoing contributions of First Nations Australians and their histories and cultures are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

Curriculum Links

AC9HS3K01 causes and effects of changes to the local community, and how people who may be from diverse backgrounds have contributed to these changes

AC9HS4K01 the diversity of First Nations Australians, their social organisation and their continuous connection to Country/Place

AC9HS3K03 the representation of contemporary Australia as states and territories, and as the Countries/Places of First Nations Australians prior to colonisation, and the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries

AC9HS4K09 diversity of cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong, and their importance to identity

AC9HS3S01 develop questions to guide investigations about people, events, places and issues

AC9E3LA01 understand that cooperation with others depends on shared understanding of social conventions, including turn-taking language, which vary according to the degree of formality

AC9E3LE01 discuss characters, events and settings in different contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors and illustrators

AC9E4LE01 recognise similar storylines, ideas and relationships in different contexts in literary texts by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

AC9E3LE02 discuss connections between personal experiences and character experiences in literary texts and share personal preferences.

AC9E4LE03 discuss how authors and illustrators make stories engaging by the way they develop character, setting and plot tensions

AC9AVA4E02 explore how First Nations Australians use visual arts to communicate their connection to and responsibility for Country/Place

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