Significance of Country

This session deepens students’ understanding of Yurlu, the Kingfisher Man and enables them to become familiar with features of Adnyamathanha Country. They will use the interactive map to learn about each stage of his journey. They will compare features of their own Country with that of Adnyamathanha Country and create a ‘map’ of their own Country.

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_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_TSIP2 First Nations Australians have sophisticated political, economic and social organisation systems, which include family and kinship structures, laws, traditions, customs, land tenure systems, and protocols for strong governance and authority.

Curriculum Links

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

AC9M6N08 approximate numerical solutions to problems involving rational numbers and percentages, including financial contexts, using appropriate estimation strategies

AC9AVA6E01explore 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

AC9LC6C05 create and present informative and imaginative spoken, written and multimodal texts using a variety of modelled sentence structures to sequence information and ideas, textual conventions, familiar characters and/or Pinyin

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

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

AC9E6LE01 identify responses to characters and events in literary texts, drawn from historical, social or cultural contexts, by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors

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