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A fantastic way to incorporate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the HPE lesson is by utilising the great resource titled Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games. The link above takes you to the list of each game that can be used within a lesson of Health and Physical Education. As described by the Australian Institute of Sport (2014)
"Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games is a selection of games and activities from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies all around Australia. It provides an opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience aspects of Indigenous culture."
Whilst it would be nice for the children to be exposed to the technologies that were evolved in the past for the Indigenous in order to play these games, the games have been modified to use modern equipment, however discussions should be held with the children about their prior knowledge of what technologies were used in the past. The Design and Technologies/Digital Technologies Curriculum (2014) advises that it is imperative that the children understand and explore the diverse technologies that were employed but the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Following on from this the teacher is incorporating the Cross-curriculum priorities
When incorporating the Yulunga games within the lessons it is the AIS (2014) advise that it is recommended to invite the local elders/Indigenous groups to teach the children.
Apart from this great resource coming in PDF form there is the opportunity to purchase it on CD.