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Units of work, lesson plans and school kits

There are many good ideas for units and lesson plans that could be adapted to your own local school and area. Be sure to share with local Indigenous teachers, aides, families and communities to talk about what would work best in your schools.

'Bringing them home' report teacher resources

The Australian Human Rights Commission has developed resources to support the use of Bringing them home: National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families in the classroom and the community.

Recognise is a campaign to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia's Constitution. They've developed a school kit aimed a students in years 10, 11 and 12.

Reconciliation South Australia education packs

Reconciliation South Australia have developed education packs that include ideas for classroom activities for early, primary and middle years. The packs include:

  • The 1967 Referendum
  • 55,000 years and counting: celebrating our shared history
  • Citizenship: let's talk recognition
  • The Stolen Generations

Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum (Western Australia Department of Education and Training)

This site provides a huge range of teaching resources, activities, lesson plans and mind maps to support classroom teachers embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives across The Arts, English, Health and PE, LOTE, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, and Technology and Enterprise. Lessons are categorised into age levels and geographic locations across Western Australia.

Museum Victoria Indigenous Australia education kits

Museum Victoria has a range of information kits developed by and in consultation with Aboriginal people. They can be downloaded by anyone interested in the cultural history of Aboriginal people in Victoria from an Indigenous perspective, and are suitable for teachers and students (Victorian CSFII Levels 4-6 Studies of Society and Environment).

Aboriginal perspectives in environmental education (Holistic Education Network of Tasmania)

These activities and units can bring Aboriginal perspectives to all areas of learning. In particularly, they help students experience an Aboriginal perspective that deepens their relationship with the environment, as well as developing an empathy with Aboriginal cultures.