What Makes a Place Special?

Students will interact with the Adnyamathanha Creation story Yurlu: The Kingfisher Man and identify the significance of Country for the Adnyamathanha people. Students will hear from Traditional Custodians of Adnyamathanha Country and local Traditional Custodians or Elders to learn about First Nations stories, names, and significant cultural features. They will reflect on what makes a place special to them.

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.

Learning Areas

AC9E4LA01 Eexplore language used to develop relationships in formal and informal situations.

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

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