HistoryYears 3 - 4First ContactsBefore ContactBefore Contact

Connection with Country

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Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students are (re)introduced to the concept of Country, and then offered two ways of thinking and learning about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples’ long connection with Australia; through Western science or through the Dreaming. Following the scientific pathway, students research what we learn from archaeology. Following the Dreaming pathway, students research what we learn from stories and artwork. In an extension activity, students consider how and when the two approaches can come together.

Focus Question

What do we know about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Peoples’ long connection with Country and how do we know it?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSI079, ACHASSK083, ACHASSI075, ACHASSI074

NSW Syllabus

HT2-5, HT2-4

Victorian Curriculum

VCHHK078, VCHHK075, VCHHC067

Subject

History

Years

3 - 4

Topic

First Contacts

Unit

Before Contact

Lesson Name

Connection with Country

Lesson Time

90 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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