CCP: ATSI histories and cultures

Resources to support the cross curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
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6 Aboriginal Dreaming stories told by children - audio and video

Listens to Aboriginal stories and songs and views Aboriginal artworks and dance. 6 Aboriginal Dreaming stories told by children - audio and video

A You Tube video of the dreamtime story  "How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch" + an Aboriginal art activity

Dreamtime Story: How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch (video clip from You Tube) and Aboriginal art project to go with the story. from Australian Native Art

An interactive online educational resource, aligned to the Australian Curriculum: Science representing Aboriginal seasonal knowledge

ABORIGINAL SEASONS: Capturing traditional ecological knowledge in northern Australia. A series of calendars representing Aboriginal seasonal knowledge.

traditional Aboriginal games

Traditional Aboriginal games have many benefits and enjoy growing interest.Here’s a collection and brief description of many traditional games.

TomTom-  Tom Tom provides a rich source of literature-based learning for children. For non-Indigenous students, it provides the opportunity to see the great commonalities that exist between Indigenous children and themselves, and also develop an understanding of the differences which exist in the ways people live.    For Indigenous children, it provides the opportunity to see their own life brought to the page; a chance to see themselves in literature

Tom Tom is an engaging contemporary story that traces a day in the life of a small boy living in a typical Aboriginal community in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

KInship

This video is about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders family and Kinship. It is a short clip that explains how Aboriginal kinship is different to Australian kinship. It also details how to understand Aboriginal kinship.

Fair Skin Black Fella - This is the story of Mary, a young Aboriginal girl who lives on a red and dusty cattle station. Shunned by the other girls because of her fair skin, Old Ned, one of the community elders, finally speaks up. With words full of knowledge and wisdom, he teaches the girls that Aboriginal identity transcends skin colour and that family, community, country, culture and spirituality is what being Aboriginal is really about.

Booktopia has Fair Skin Black Fella by Renee Fogorty. Buy a discounted Paperback of Fair Skin Black Fella online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

The First Sunrise | Aboriginal Dreamtime Story - YouTube

Aboriginal Dreaming Story - The First Sunrise

The Rainbow Serpent - YouTube

The Rainbow Serpent ~ Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories, Story by Dick Roughsey, Narrration by David Gulpilil

Aboriginal peoples along the Murray–Darling rivers in South-Eastern Australia say their river is sick and their country is dying.  Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major Sumner, brought people together to dance and heal the spirit of the river for the River Country Spirit Ceremony.  Together they journey from Murra Murra to the Murray Mouth. Along the way they tell their stories about their river country. Ngarrindj...

Aboriginal peoples along the Murray–Darling rivers in South-Eastern Australia say their river is sick and their country is dying. Ngarrindjeri Elder, Major Sumner, brought people together to dance and heal the spirit of the river for the River Country Spirit Ceremony. Together they journey from Murra Murra to the Murray Mouth. Along the way they tell their stories about their river country. Ngarrindj...

Growing Up In Nyirrpi ‘Growing up in Nyirrpi’ is a collection of vignettes about childhood, showing the richness, variety and sheer exuberance of the children’s experiences living in a small, isolated desert community.

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