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Indigenous Education Resources

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

The listed resources may be suited to either/both Indigenous Education or Indigenous Studies. They may be used in multiple curriculum areas. Resources included cover all areas from Dreamtime stories to specific Careers advice, Indigenous readers to film guides, statistics to webquests, ... .

Listed individual resources are suitable for teacher use with all education levels unless specifically indicated otherwise.

You can also find some resources on the Famous Australians, and Indigenous Languages pages and even some on the Indigenous Education page.

Sites are Australian or of Australian origin [e.g. YouTube videos].

We have tried to ensure resources are free to use wherever possible.

ABC and SBS

ABC

  • ABC Online Indigenous
    News; Watch and Listen; NAIDOC; Languages; Gambay Map [Indigenous Languages]; Special Features; more.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
    ABC Education. Done in topics with curriculum areas and appropriate years detailed. Videos; Audio; Digibooks; Articles; Links; Games; Teacher information.
  • Behind the News
    BTN has ‘a fantastic collection of resources about Indigenous culture, including Indigenous recognition, the call for a treaty, the history of the Aboriginal flag, discrimination, the apology to Australia’s Indigenous peoples, Aboriginal Anzacs and much more’.
  • Best Indigenous-themed resources for Primary English on ABC Education
    ‘ABC Education has a whole bunch of English resources that explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Learn about language conventions while discovering various Australian Indigenous languages and cultures. Here are the ten most popular resources, as decided by teachers, parents and students!’.
  • Dust Echoes : Ancient Stories, New Voices
    ‘A series of twelve beautifully animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land, telling stories of love, loyalty, duty to Country and Aboriginal custom and law’.
  • Indigenous
    ‘Welcome to the ABC Indigenous Portal. Access the latest Indigenous stories and features from ABC Radio, News & Current Affairs, TV and iview’.
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources - Geography
    Many individual topics cover multiple curriculum areas e.g. History/Geography/Science but with an emphasis on Geography.
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources - History
    Many individual topics cover multiple curriculum areas e.g. History/Geography/Science but with an emphasis on History.
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources - Science
    Many individual topics cover multiple curriculum areas e.g. History/Geography/Science but with an emphasis on Science.
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources - The Arts
    Many individual topics cover multiple curriculum areas e.g. History/The Arts/Science but with an emphasis on The Arts.
  • Primary and Secondary Teaching Resources - Technologies
    Many individual topics cover multiple curriculum areas e.g. History/The Arts/Technologies but with an emphasis on Technologies.
  • Songlines : the Indigenous memory code
    ‘Like oral cultures around the world, Indigenous Australians use cues from the landscape to recall and pass on important knowledge, cultural values and wisdom. Lynne Malcolm and Olivia Willis discover how these songlines operate as a potent form of cultural memory’.
  • The Australian Dream
    ‘The Australian Dream education resources explore five themes, which we recommend studying in the following order : [1] Introducing Adam Goodes; [2] Cultural identity; [3] History and truths; [4] Racism; [5] Resilience and reconciliation’.
  • Topic Showcase - First Australians
    ‘A selection of the best resources from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures collection’.
  • Word Up
    ‘The diverse languages of black Australia from Anmatyerre to Arrernte, from Bidjara to Bundjalung, from Nyungar to Ngaanyatjarra, from Yankunytjatjara to Yorta Yorta — one word at a time. Subscribe on iTunes, the ABC Radio app or wherever you get your podcasts’.

SBS

  • First Contact
    ‘First Contact shines a light on the deep divide between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the nation by taking six non-Indigenous people and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time’.
  • First Contact Teaching Resource [Aboriginal Studies]
    ‘This teacher resource allows you to join documentary host Ray Martin and six Australians on an extraordinary journey. Use this resource to guide students through an exploration of Australian histories, narratives and perspectives by drawing on SBS documentary, First Contact’. You can access the episodes using the link to the program above.
  • Jarjums
    ‘Catering to all kids – and kids at heart – they have fun and educational Indigenous and First Nations content from Australia and around the world’.
  • NAIDOC Week Teacher Resources
    2019. ‘Structured around the 2019 theme of ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’. Explore key Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, peoples, histories and stories in this in-depth guide, featuring - Discussion questions; Practical activities; and more’. The 2020 Unit - Always Was, Always Will Be is found here.
  • NITV
    ‘A channel made by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Through us, you will discover a channel for all Australians’. One example of what is available is First Australians. ‘First Australians chronicles the birth of contemporary Australia as never told before, from the perspective of its first people’.
  • SBS - Reconciliation Australia
    5 topics - each with descriptor, curriculum area[s], school levels. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and Cultures. Part of a larger SBS Learn covering not only Indigenous resources but also resources for all curriculum areas.

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Education Departments, Bodies & Schools

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula
    Indigenous Knowledge Resources for Australian School Curricula Project. ‘The University of Melbourne initiative aims to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in their teaching using these curriculum resources that incorporate Indigenous knowledge’. Grouped by subject areas and also themes.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
    ‘These illustrations of practice offer rich contexts and ways for embedding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority in and across the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum for Years F-10’. Illustrations of Practice come from a wide range of schools.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Resources
    ‘The following table highlights where Indigenous perspectives have been included in the Essential Learnings, presents some ideas for relevant learning experiences and links to useful web-based resources’. QCAA.
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories Unit of Lesson Plans - Year 3 and 4
    Australian Curriculum Lessons. ‘This series of lesson plans will allow students to explore and analyse traditional Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories. Upon completion of the program, students will write their own Dreamtime story’.
  • Aboriginal Education Services Library Catalogue
    Tasmania.
    You need to be able to log in to access this site.
  • Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Victoria
    ‘The resources and links below are grouped to reflect their intended users : Language teams and teachers; students; and Community members. Note that some sites are recommended in more than one section’. VCAA.
  • Changing Worlds
    ‘We Kaurna people and other Aboriginal peoples ask you to learn about Changing Worlds : A South Australian story. We will discuss our story in order to recognise the lasting connection with our lands’.
  • Dandiiri Schools and Community Library - Queensland Department of Education
    ‘Browse lists; Search; Genres; Reading lists; News’.
    You need to be able to log in to access the whole site.
  • Free Aboriginal learning resources
    Education Standards Board, SA. ‘There are resources designed for early learning, primary and secondary teaching. Each resource includes elements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum. The resources can be used as they are or adapted to suit the local community context’. Also see the Narragunnawali link on the page.
  • Indigenous Kids Read
    ‘A free resource for Indigenous families to help their young children [0-8 years old] with literacy and language development. Developed by a project team that included Indigenous and non-Indigenous early childhood educators’. Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education.
  • Koorie Teaching Resources
    A collection ranging from Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country to Teaching Aboriginal languages.
  • Let Us Teach You
    Walungurru Kuula, NT. ‘Follow the links on this page to learn from the skills and knowledge of the students of Walungurru’.
  • Marrung
    Education and Training, Victoria. ‘A strategy to ensure that all Koorie Victorians achieve their learning aspirations and realise the full benefits of the Education State reforms across early childhood, schools and further education’.
  • Primary Education
    Links to units, Background Sheets and Visual Texts. Along with the Secondary 7-10 pages, they form part of the larger Aboriginal Educational Contexts site.
    These webpages have been archived to prepare for transfer to the new NESA website.
  • Resources [Indigenous Portal], Queensland
    Covers ‘Protocols; Schools and Educators - programs and resources; Statistics; Artwork; Student Location and Contacts; Lambert McBride Perpetual Bursary’.
  • Teaching and Learning Resources - ACT
    Provides access to 8 resources including from the CSIRO and covers curriculum areas as well as learning frameworks.
  • Teaching Materials And Resources [ACU]
    Annotated listing of resources specifically designed to assist in this area.
  • The Orb
    ‘The Orb is a collection of online resources to assist the teaching of Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures. It is a dynamic project and will be regularly updated with new resources. The Orb has been developed by Aboriginal Education Services, Department of Education, Tasmania’.
  • Web Links - Aboriginal Studies
    Compiled under several topic headings by the North Sydney Institute of TAFE, NSW. [See buttons at the top of the page.]
  • Wunungu Awara : Animating Indigenous Knowledges
    Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. ‘Using the latest 3D animation technology Indigenous stories and languages come to life – records the past, preserves the present, and protects Indigenous languages and knowledge into the future’.

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Government Departments, National Institutions, Libraries, Museums, …

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
    AITSL. Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. ‘Resources have been developed to help ITE providers and pre-service teachers understand how to meet initial teacher education and ongoing professional learning. These resources can be accessed after clicking the acknowledgement button [below]’.
  • Aboriginal Historical Collections
    State Library of NSW. ‘These collected works document the life and activities of Aboriginal peoples from the earliest European explorations of Australia’. This is just one of the areas as part of the Indigenous Engagement section of the library. Be sure to check the other areas as well.
  • AIATSIS Curriculum Resources
    ‘We are expanding our suite of world leading curriculum resources. As part of our education strategy we will be Developing material to link our resources and collection to the Australian curriculum; Creating a platform to ensure that credible existing resources are shared; and Publishing curriculum resources for teachers to use in classrooms’. One example is Our land our stories. Purchases of different levels are available from this site.
  • Art Gallery of South Australia
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art. ‘Incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art into your classroom in a culturally appropriate way’.
  • Bringing Them Home
    This site now supersedes the original Bringing them Home site. ‘Stories of the Stolen Generations; Interactive Map; About Bring them Home; Our Stories [Written Testimonies]; The Report; Teaching Resources; Introduction to Healing’.
  • Closing the Gap Report 2020
    For those who want to look at improvements being made, or the lack of such improvements, the latest Closing the Gap report provides the information required, including the education area. You can either read the relevant sections of interest online, or download the report [PDF].
  • First Australians
    ‘National Museum of Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories’.
  • First Nations
    Australian Museum. ‘Explore our collections, learn from knowledge shared by First Nations writers and discover our exhibitions Garrigarrang [Sea Country] & Bayala Nura [Yarning Country] to visit when the Australian Museum’.
  • Gibberagong Environmental Education Centre [NSW]
    ‘Our new Lessons in Nature website provides engaging themed tasks that can be taught in the classroom or at home. The activities are curriculum-based and include an offline option’. Select Aboriginal Education from the curriculum options.
  • Indigenous Arts, Culture and History
    Australia.gov.au. A range of links to further resources.
  • Indigenous Education - LibGuides at Southern Cross University
    Multiple sections from Books to Websites.
  • Indigenous STEM Education Project [CSIRO]
    ‘The Indigenous STEM Education Project demonstrates the link between the traditional ecological knowledge of Australia’s First Nations Peoples and the science curriculum and how it can be taught using inquiry-based methods. The project has a national footprint working with primary, secondary and tertiary students in remote, regional and metropolitan areas’.
  • Indigenous Weather Knowledge
    ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have developed an intricate understanding of the environment over many thousands of years’. Several components to the site.
  • Live Strong : Close the Gap
    ‘Available online for free download, the resource includes specific mapping to the Australian Curriculum : Health and Physical Education, with specific support for the strand Personal Social and Community Health [PSCH] and Movement and Physical Activity [MPA]; Curriculum tables with Content Descriptors for the targeted bands – Years 7-8 and Years 9-10; Background notes for teachers to ensure teacher knowledge of context whilst supporting teacher professional judgement within the local context; Tablet-and print-friendly Student Activity worksheets; Detailed Lesson Plans with support for assessment task decisions by the teacher’.
  • State Library WA - Indigenous Resources
    ‘Aboriginal Languages Collection; Indigenous Publications - Books; Indigenous Publications - Magazines; Private Archives; Ephemera’.
  • The Little Red Yellow Black Book Online
    ‘Select from the links to continue exploring the book’s contents and bonus material available exclusively online#8217;. This website has been updated to reflect the 4th edition of The Little Red Yellow Black Book. The site has a link to Teacher Resources.
  • The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : …
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture. National Library of Australia. Information regarding reading options, sources where it can be borrowed and places where it can be bought.
  • Where can I find information about Indigenous Australians ?
    National Library of Australia. ‘The National Library has a large range of Indigenous resources, many of which can be found on our online catalogue. You could also try the following resources’ [listed on the above page, including the topic lists on the right hand side of the page.

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Other Resources

Indigenous Sources

  • ARDS
    Established by the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land. Specific areas including Books, DVDs, Language Learning, Music, Dictionaries, Apps and more. A mix of fee-based and free resources.
  • Bangarra - E-Resources
    ‘Bangarra’s eResources are part of our Education Program, created in partnership with Education Services Australia, provide insight into the creative process of iconic Bangarra works. Designed for primary and secondary teachers, they can be used to build class activities, promote discussion and develop skills in creating contemporary dance’.
  • Common Ground Home
    Multiple sections. ‘Learn; Watch; Bedtime Stories; Resources. A collection of educational resources to explore beyond Common Ground’. A linked site is the First Nations Bedtime Stories Challenge which ‘is a unique way for all people to learn from and celebrate First Nations cultures. Each year, people come together to watch five Dreaming stories over five days. These stories are told by First Nations elders and knowledge custodians’.
  • Deadly Story - History
    ‘This resource aims to support Aboriginal children and young people to grow in their knowledge of : Who you are, who you belong to, where you belong, where you come from, what you do, what you believe, what symbolises your Aboriginal culture’.
  • Narragunnawali - Curriculum Resources
    ‘Use the Narragunnawali suite of early learning, primary and secondary curriculum resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. The resources can be used as they are or adapted to suit the local community context’. They also provide Professional Learning programs.
  • Resources [for Schools and Families]
    Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Inc.. ‘Click to view a specific resource or scroll down to see all resources’.
  • Rick Roser Resources
    Resources from clipart to performances can be found on this site.
  • Sharing Stories Foundation
    ‘Communities; Catalogue [Publication, Film & Animation, Image Gallery, Podcasts, ...]; Education [Cultural Education Portal, Sharing our Stories]; News, About’.
  • Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Teachers and Students
    ‘This teaching resource has been developed to introduce students from Foundation to Year 9 to the firsthand experiences of Stolen Generations survivors. While the policies and suffering of the Stolen Generations is only one part of the ongoing story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is an essential one to learn and to teach so students have a full understanding of the history of Australia’.
  • Stomp out The Gap
    ‘Please familiarise yourself with this overview prior to using the lesson plans’. Lessons plans cover all levels.

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Media Presentations

  • Aboriginal Dance Show
    Presentation from a performance on the Gold Coast, Queensland. [7.4min.]
  • Art + Soul
    ‘The multi-season series offers a fascinating tour of the history and infinite variety of the work of Indigenous artists. At the same time, art + soul provides a cultural and political history of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have represented their country and their culture visually’.
  • Australian Aboriginal Art for Kids
    ‘This video teaches school-age children about Australian Aboriginal Art and gives instructions for a dot-painting project at the end’. [4.5min.]
  • BROLGA Bangarra Dance Theatre Education Resource
    ‘This Bangarra education resource video is an excerpt of ‘Brolga’ from ‘Corroboree’ [2001]. ‘Brolga’ is inspired by totemic systems in Australian Aboriginal culture. Also available with captions and audio description for hearing or vision impaired’. Similar presentations include Bennelong and Spirit.
  • Grandpa Honeyant Storytime
    ‘A 25 episode series comprising of narrated stories told by an indigenous character named Grandpa Honeyant. Early Stage 1 - Stage 1 English’. iView.
  • Indigenous
    Over 1 200 videos available on a multitude of topics.
  • Indigenous Australian Culture & Stories [Teaching Resources]
    Australian Teachers of Media. Be sure to check the extra text covering study texts. 30 items included in the package of short film pieces.
  • Indigenous Pedagogy - 8 Ways of Pedagogy
    ‘This video is about Indigenous Pedagogy - 8 Ways of Learning’ Be sure to check the References many of which contain links to related resources.
  • Little Yarns
    ‘Little Yarns is a co-listening podcast series for pre-schoolers. Ideal for families listening together at home or as a listening resource in early learning centres, Little Yarns explores the diverse languages, stories and countries of Indigenous Australia’.
  • My Place [For Teachers]
    ‘On this website you will find rich educational material to support primary and lower-secondary teachers using the My Place TV series in the classroom. Explore background information, aligned with the My Place stories, on events and people significant to Australia's history. Download clips and stills from the TV series, as well as teaching activities and student activity sheets that relate to current themes’.
  • Playschool Aboriginal
    Extensive range of short videos covering stories, music, the arts, Dreamtime stories and much more.
  • Ronin Films - Indigenous Australia
    ‘Including many films by Indigenous film makers. Stories range across issues relating to health, identity, the “Stolen Generation”, art, anthropology, traditional life and culture, history and archaeology both before and after the arrival of Captain Cook’. Fee-based.
  • Ten Canoes
    ‘Ten Canoes provides an excellent resource for studying two aspects of Indigenous culture : 1. A study of the film offers us a way of exploring the rich depiction of the traditional Indigenous culture, lifestyle and language of Arnhem Land, and 2. A study of the making of the film offers us a way of exploring change and continuity in that culture in modern times’. In addition, there is now access to and additional film called The Tracker. Note the Year levels recommended with each of these.
  • The Men of Fifth World
    Documentary. ‘The Aboriginal culture of Australia included a large number of tribes that inhabited the oceanic continent before the arrival of the white man. In this documentary one of the elders that preserve aboriginal culture will show the most important elements of a culture that struggles not to disappear’. [52+min.]
  • The myth of Aboriginal stories being myths
    Jacinta Koolmatrie, TEDxAdelaide. [10.8min.]

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Other Sources

  • Aboriginal Art Lessons
    More than 100 lessons have been collected on this Pinterest page.
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories
    ‘Dreamtime is a portal that allows any person, from any race, religion, gender, and generation, to step into the world of the Aboriginal Dreamtime. Please take your time to explore the different stories on offer and share your thoughts and feelings’.
  • Aboriginal Resources
    ‘Encourage understanding about Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. Includes dolls, pillows, floor mats, posters, games and puzzles. Create a multicultural environment. Children can connect to their local and greater community’. Fee-based.
  • Aboriginal Teaching Resources
    ‘The aim of website is to collate as many Aboriginal teaching resources and provide links to these websites and resources in the one location. I have done this to hopefully make it as easy as possible for schools and teachers to find these Aboriginal teaching resources and therefore incorporate Aboriginal Perspectives into their teaching’.
  • Australian Aboriginal Art Education Resources
    ‘This page presents quality education resources that may be useful for teachers in primary and secondary schools who would like to incorporate information about Australian Aboriginal artists and their art into lessons. The resources have either been developed or reviewed by Japingka Gallery’. 9 sections from Lesson Plans to Guides and stories.
  • Australian and Aboriginal Ideas
    A collection of more than 14 activities, stories, art activities, culture and more.
  • Australian Curriculum Lessons
    History. There are 4 lesson plan options relating to Indigenous culture on the page. Most are at a Primary level.
  • BlackWords
    ‘BlackWords provides access to a vast record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers and their publications. Discover authoritative information, research, full text, and teaching and learning resources on all forms of creative writing, including film, television, criticism and scholarship’.
  • Central Art Aboriginal Art and Culture
    ‘Collection of articles, audios, videos relating to Aboriginal people and their art. Find stories on Aboriginal dreamings, interviews with Aboriginal artists, information on different Aboriginal art regions’.
  • Colonial Frontier Massacres, Australia [1780-1930]
    ‘Introduction; Map; Timeline; Representations; Sources;About; Guide; Contact. Information on this site represents the best evidence available to the research team. It remains subject to change from ongoing feedback, community consultation and research’.
  • Crackerjack Education
    ‘Professional Development Courses; Teaching with Aunty Lessons; Culture Kids; Free resources; more’. Subscriptions for individuals is cheap.
  • Creative Spirits - Teacher & Student Resources
    ‘Find Aboriginal teaching resources for classroom activities with your students. Use these education resources for teaching ideas, assignments and studies at uni, high or primary school’. Extensive range of resources.
  • Curriculum Resources - Australians Together
    ‘Our Curriculum resources help teachers embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into teaching, learning and assessment materials. Register for access’.
  • FamiliesAustralia - Resources, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
    A listing of resources with an additional listing covering Video & Audio recordings.
  • First Australians : Plenty Stories
    National Museum of Australia. ‘Provides primary classrooms with a comprehensive resource to successfully implement Australian Indigenous studies. It enables teachers to approach the teaching of Indigenous culture and issues with confidence’. Fee-based. Further information regarding content and costs can be found here.
  • Free Lesson Plans, Games, Presentations - Aboriginal
    Wide range of topics are covered. One example is information related to the Didgeridoo.
  • Indigenous Australia Worksheets & Teaching Resources [TpT]
    600+ resources, many free with others very cheap to purchase.
  • Indigenous Literacy Foundation
    ‘Funds raised by the Foundation help purchase and supply culturally appropriate books and literacy resources for over 200 remote communities around Australia’. How can schools be involved ?
  • italk Library
    ‘The Library holds hundreds of stories in almost 40 languages. We’ve made stories about health, education, law, and more. Use the filters to view our videos by theme or to find videos in a particular language’.
  • Jarrak - Our Languages Journey
    ‘Jarrak includes a timeline and searchable database, with links to documentary and audio-visual evidence of achievements made in four areas : policy, education, language centres and resources. This site is best viewed using Chrome or Firefox browsers’.
  • Language of Belonging
    ‘A multi-platform education resource based on the ground breaking Indigenous animation Wadu Matyidi. Designed specifically for Primary-aged students, this diverse learning program explores Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions, encouraging students to develop their own portfolio and cultural understanding. A password to access the Language of Belonging website is provided when you purchase the resource’.
  • Learning Hub - Reconciliation Resources [Early Childhood Australia]
    Extensive listing of annotated links to resources.
  • Little J and Big Cuz
    ‘The Little J & Big Cuz education resources provide support for Early Years [K-2] educators with ideas and options for including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander knowledge, understanding and skills in their teaching and learning programs’.
  • Music Outback Foundation
    ‘Dedicated to the use of music and related art forms as a means of improving outcomes on remote Indigenous communities’. School Programs, Music and Videos, Photo Galleries.
  • Noongarg - Resources
    Queensland. A series of annotated links to appropriate resources.
  • Our Dreamings
    ‘Our Dreamings is a multimedia downloadable educational resource about indigenous Aboriginal traditional art and culture from the Central Desert of Australia. It easily references essential learning areas of curriculum for teachers. It gives an opportunity for a wide range of enquiry, with tasks for students of all ages and ability levels’.
  • Positive Choices - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resources Portal
    ‘Together, with feedback from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, we have developed and collated existing content on drug and alcohol prevention with young people. All content has been identified as culturally appropriate and based on thorough research’.
  • ReadingWritingHotline
    Easy books to read. Links to books, comics, videos with transcripts and a Beginner Readers List ‘with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and knowledge’.
  • Talking Book gives new voice to Indigenous Languages
    ‘As many Indigenous languages lose their speakers, a researcher from The University of Queensland has developed a unique audio book to keep the words alive for generations to come’.
  • The Dreaming
    Aboriginal Nations Australia. ‘An award winning animation series recommended by educational institutions throughout Australia and widely used as a teaching resource for across the curriculum studies in schools and learning institutions in each State/Territory for Years 1-10’. 78 Animated films; 81 accompanying Documentaries; Teacher Guides; Sample episode available to view.
  • The Honey Ant Readers and Reading Tracks
    ‘Unique and innovative series of learn-to-read books with supplementary resources. Developed with the support of traditional Elders, they make learning for Australian Indigenous learners relevant, meaningful, engaging and fun’.
  • Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games
    ‘Suitable for children and adults of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, Yulunga can be used in schools around Australia as an educational resource and as a guide to inclusive, structured sport within communities’. Select by Learning Bands and/or Game category.

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Webquests

  • Aboriginal Identities Web Quest
    ‘Students assume the role of a senior researcher for a television station and create a storyboard on a well-known Aboriginal person, using the activity sheet provided. The storyboard is submitted as a PowerPoint presentation of about 10 slides’. [NESA, NSW]
  • Aborigines of Australia
    ‘This webquest will help students learn about many different Aboriginal tribes that live in the Australian deserts. Students will have to research an Aboriginal tribe’s history, culture, and their way of life. Grade Level : 6-8’.
  • Australian Aboriginal Culture Quest
    ‘This Webquest will focus on the concepts of Australia’s early inhabitants - the Aborigines. The children will look at food, culture, tools, weapons, etc, of Indigenous Australians. This Webquest will be part of a whole term unit of work on Indigenous Australians including then and now, stereotyping and discrimination’.
  • First Australians – Making a Nation History Webquest and Lesson Plan
    ‘The extension of settlement, including the effects of contact [intended and unintended] between European settlers and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples’.
  • First Australians - Making Headlines !
    ‘The focus of this unit is the invasion, colonisation and development of Australia as a nation. Now it is time to discover what impact European colonisation had on Australia’s Indigenous people’.
  • First Contacts - Get Smart
    A wide selection of units which includes a section on Aboriginal Perspectives as well as individual webquests and units related to Indigenous people. Links to other Webquest/Unit sites in the bottom section of the page.
  • Indigenous Rights
    Create WebQuest. ‘Complete your own research using the links provided. As you discover new learnings consider how they relate to today’ s inquiry question’.

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