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Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices

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Ancient Stories, New Voices. Dust Echoes is a series of twelve animated dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem Land in Northern Australia
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Twelve dreamtime stories from Central Arnhem land beautifully animated and constructed, with sections to explain their significance and context, and their importance in Aboriginal tradition. 

A beautiful resource for both enjoyment and learning of literacy, culture and digital media in the classroom. Can't praise this enough!

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Growing vegetables and natives

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Discover what vegetables the students at Swan Valley Anglican School choose to grow first in their new school garden. In...
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Great ideas for creating gardens and incorporating native plants in the school garden. I find gardening very therapeutic, but combined with an educational perspective, its a great way to engage multiple layers of students' consciousness in learning.

Key learning areas of English, Science, Geography, Culture and Art, and even some Math can be incorporated within this form of learning. And it can all go on a class blog later! Win win situation!

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8ways - 8way maths

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Really interesting resource putting a spin on the curriculum by using an Indigenous perspective on learning. There are ideas for different key learning areas, including the 8 ways method for upper primary Math. 

A really really great way to authentically integrate local methods of learning into a Western curriculum to get the best from both worlds!

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Caring for Place - Caring for Country.


Via Monique Jamgotchian
Aneenha Orkey's insight:

This unit of work from the NSW Curriculum Support outlines aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' relationship and connection to land, and stories from different Australian Aboriginal peoples. 

It can be a helpful starting point for students to build understanding and respect for the culture of native Australians, and gain insights into their perspectives.

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Monique Jamgotchian's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:23 PM

The land was given to us, it’s our home. God gave it to us, he told us

to look after it and that’s what we do, look after the land.

                                                        - Emily Munyungka Austin
 

‘Caring for Place – Caring for Country’ is a unit of work designed to support teachers of Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE) Stage 1 classes about relationship to land, from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.  The document includes statements of relationship to land made by Indigenous Australians. These reflections can be read to students, introducing them to the sacred connection of Aboriginal people to their Land, to understand that: different cultures have differing relationships with the environment.
 

This resource includes nine comprehensive topics; two of which are based on HSIE K–6 syllabus Stage 1 outcomes that focus on the care of resources. The topic, Valuing Place and Country (pg.72), involves reading Wiradjuri author, Connie Ah See’s story: ‘The river is big’ (which is included in the PDF). Students learn about the various uses of Aboriginal Land:  Hunting, fishing, bush tucker, shelters, in the story, as Connie explains the special things she does with her family in Wiradjuri country. The story illustrates Aboriginal peoples’ inextricable connection to the Land, allowing students to learn about Aboriginal peoples’ resourceful relationship and reliance on their environment (ENS1.6).  
 

The topic, Respecting Place and Country (pg.78) highlights the importance of preserving the environment from an Aboriginal perspective, to understand that caring for Place and Country involves looking after the land. Worksheet 17 asks students to brainstorm the ways they can look after, and stay connected their own place. Students learn about the importance of Aboriginal Elders sharing information about looking after the Land through stories, so that it can be appreciated by future generations. 

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Education Archives - Deadly Vibe

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Attending school & completing school
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The website (and magazine resources) are focused on encouraging educational achievement for Indigenous students and providing them with role models within their own community in achieving to their own high potential individually.

Naturally, this can extend out to non-Indigenous students who can look up the achievements of local heroes and keep up with events and programs across Australia.

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