Curriculum

Curriculum

In the Australian Curriculum the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures priority (opens in a new window) states that it provides opportunities for all students to deepen their knowledge of Australia by engaging with the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

Links to the Cross-curriculum priority – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in the PrimaryConnections curriculum resources assist teachers to generate interest, discussion and exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures through the context of science.

Additional information, ideas and guidelines are provided through the following national, state and territory organisations and departments:

Reconciliation Australia (opens in a new window) is an independent not-for-profit organisation promoting reconciliation through respectful and trusting relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
https://www.reconciliation.org.au/ (opens in a new window)

Processes and resources to support reconciliation are provided through their Share our Pride website (opens in a new window).
http://shareourpride.reconciliation.org.au/ (opens in a new window)

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Strategy: https://www.education.gov.au/national-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-education-strategy (opens in a new window)

Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, University of Queensland
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/australian-journal-of-indigenous-education/ (opens in a new window)

Australian Museum Indigenous Australia
http://www.dreamtime.net.au/index.cfm (opens in a new window)

CSIRO teacher resources on Seasonal Calendars
http://www.larrakia.csiro.au/#/page/teacher-activity-area (opens in a new window)
http://www.larrakia.csiro.au/#/page/calendars (opens in a new window)

ABC online Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures
http://splash.abc.net.au/home#!/topic/494038/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-histories-and-cultures (opens in a new window)

The online Indigenous Science Network is a web-based exchange of information and ideas convened by Michael Michie in Darwin since 1998
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~mmichie/network.html (opens in a new window)

Australian Capital Territory

ACT Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-education (opens in a new window)

New South Wales

NSW Department of Education Aboriginal education and communities
https://education.nsw.gov.au/aec (opens in a new window)

NSW Government Board of Studies Aboriginal Educational Contexts
http://ab-ed.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/ (opens in a new window)

Northern Territory

Northern Territory Government – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
https://nt.gov.au/content-style-guide/a-to-z/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples (opens in a new window)

Queensland

Department of Education and Training Indigenous portal
https://indigenousportal.eq.edu.au/Pages/home.aspx (opens in a new window)

South Australia

Department for Education and Child Development – Perspectives on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence
https://www.decd.sa.gov.au/sites/g/files/net691/f/persepctives_on_aboriginal_torres_strait_islander_cultural_competence.pdf?v=1472455307 (opens in a new window)

Tasmania

Department of Education Aboriginal Education Services
https://www.education.tas.gov.au/parents-carers/school-colleges/aboriginal-education-services/ (opens in a new window)

Victoria

Department of Education and Training – Koorie Education
http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/spag/curriculum/Pages/koorie.aspx (opens in a new window)

Western Australia

Department of Education Aboriginal Education
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/aboriginaleducation/detcms/portal/ (opens in a new window)

Department of Education Aboriginal Education - Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum (APAC)
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/aboriginaleducation/apac/detcms/portal/ (opens in a new window)