HistoryYears 5 - 6Australia as a NationDemocracy and CitizenshipDemocracy and Citizenship

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Rights

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

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.

Focus Question

What rights did Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have in the 20th Century?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI129, ACHASSI123, ACHASSI128, ACHASSI130, ACHASSK135

NSW Syllabus

HT3-5, HT3-3, HT3-4

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHC094

Subject

History

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Australia as a Nation

Unit

Democracy and Citizenship

Lesson Name

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Rights

Lesson Time

120 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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