The students examine Australian human rights development and its effect on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the 20th century.
They analysing sources to identify the causes and effects of past events and evaluate evidence to draw conclusions while contemplating attitudes and actions of the past that now seem strange and unacceptable.
The students identify stereotypes and over-generalisations and evaluate and connect information from various sources to defend a position.
The students use the Visible Thinking strategy of “Peeling the Fruit” to track and guide their understanding of the struggles for rights and freedoms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This can be done as a class with a large image of the “fruit” on a screen or drawn on a large sheet of paper. The students also have a copy in their worksheets to record a final version. Sticky notes are required for the class activity. The students refer to the map and add to it throughout the lesson.
The key concepts addressed in this lesson are continuity and change, empathy, perspectives and contestability.
What rights did Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have in the 20th Century?
ACHASSI129, ACHASSI123, ACHASSI128, ACHASSI130, ACHASSK135
HT3-5, HT3-3, HT3-4