Indigenous Culture History and Identity

Year 3 - Importance of Country and Community 
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Teaching resources

Students will identify the importance of acknowledging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s first people, and the ways that this is achieved.

Students understand that participation in events helps contribute to identity and that events, celebrations, commemorations and gatherings can be held to acknowledge significant moments of the past. Students examine the different celebrations that occur throughout Australia, including traditional celebrations and celebrations of peoples in other parts of the world. 
Learning Objectives
In Lessons 1 to 18, students learn to:
  • describe the importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • ask questions about Country to local Elders and record their responses
  • identify the symbolism on the flags of Australia and recognise their connection to Country
  • locate dates and events of the lives of significant Australians on a timeline
  • identify and describe changes and continuities in our community
  • identify and describe changes to different parts of our community
  • create a timeline showing the changes to our community
  • write a diary entry from the point of view of a community member from the past
  • identify and describe Australia’s coat of arms
  • identify and describe Australian celebrations
  • identify and describe Australian commemorations research and present information about an Australian celebration or commemoration
  • identify and describe international celebrations
  • identify and describe international commemorations
  • research and present information about an international celebration or commemoration
  • acknowledge and listen to different points of view
  • debate a topic in teams. 
  • Knowledge and Understanding Test (Lesson 18)
  • Assessment Task (Compiled from Lessons 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 16, 17) 
Complete This Unit 
Lesson 1: My Country is Important to Me
Lesson 2: Questions About Country
Lesson 3: Flags and Symbols
Lesson 4: Significant Australians
Lesson 5: Changes and Continuity
Lesson 6: Changes to Our Community​
Lesson 7: Community Timeline​
Lesson 8: Diary from the Past​
Lesson 9: Australia’s Coat of Arms​
Lesson 10: Australian Celebrations​
Lesson 11: Australian Commemorations
Lesson 12: Australian Celebrations and Commemorations 
Lesson 13: International Celebrations ​
Lesson 14: International Commemorations​
Lesson 15: International Celebrations and Commemorations​
Lesson 16: Point of View​
Lesson 17: Debate
Lesson 18: K and U Test

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