We are expanding our suite of world leading curriculum resources. As part of our education strategy we will be:
- Developing material to link our resources and collection to the Australian curriculum.
- Creating a platform to ensure that credible existing resources are shared.
- Publishing curriculum resources for teachers to use in classrooms.
First Fighters is an educational resource targeted for students in Year 5/6 and Years 7/8. These units recognise the impact Indigenous warriors and soldiers have made through historical accounts of war within Australia and worldwide.
Our Land, Our Stories
Our Land, Our Stories is a landmark educational series exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, peoples and cultures.
The Little Red Yellow Black Book
The Little Red Yellow Black Book provides an introduction to the rich cultures and histories of Australia’s First Peoples.
Educational resources that we recommend
- Understanding early childhood education & care in Australia: practices and perspectives. Ailwood, Joanne, (editor) Boyd, Wendy, (editor) Theobald, Maryanne, (editor)
- Teaching Indigenous students: cultural awareness and classroom strategies for improving learning outcomes. Perso, Thelma, (author.) Hayward, Colleen, (author)
- Strong teachers: remote Indigenous educators demonstrate connections between community, culture, country and the Australian professional standards for teachers. Murphy, Julie-Ann Blitner, Stephanie, (contributor.) Bulkunu, Valerie, (contributor.) Northern Territory
Aboriginal Studies Press books
Aboriginal Studies Press (ASP) is Australia’s leading publisher of Australian Indigenous studies. We have an eye for identifying compelling and award-winning narratives that capture the unique heritage and diverse lives of Australia's first peoples.
Learn more about Aboriginal Studies and Press and purchase their books from the AIATSIS Shop.
Scootle is free for Australian educators. Register today and gain access to over 20,000 digital teaching and learning resources.
Cool Australia provide a range of curriculum material for age groups year 3-4 to year 11-12. Sign up to select the resource type, year level, topics and access worksheets.
The Australian Curriculum sets consistent national standards to improve learning outcomes for all young Australians. ACARA acknowledges the gap in learning outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their non-Indigenous peers. It recognises the need for the Australian Curriculum to provide every opportunity possible to ‘close the gap’.
The Australian Curriculum is working towards addressing two distinct needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education:
- that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to see themselves, their identities and their cultures reflected in the curriculum of each of the learning areas, can fully participate in the curriculum and can build their self-esteem
- that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority is designed for all students to engage in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.
Use the Narragunnawali suite of early learning, primary and secondary curriculum resources to promote reconciliation and to strengthen children and students’ knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
The resources can be used as they are or adapted to suit the local community context.
Each resource encompasses elements of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum, and aligns with Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Actions.
Magabala Books is Australia’s leading Indigenous-owned and controlled publisher. Magabala’s books are Indigenous authored, and collaborations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous storytellers/authors are rigorously overseen to ensure they comply with Magabala’s protocols. Magabala’s books represent integrity of process.
Magabala’s teacher resources are free and provide comprehensive and practical guidelines to assist teachers to use Indigenous books in the classroom. They are developed by teachers, teacher librarians and curriculum writers. Magabala teacher resources are available through the below link, together with a link to Reading Australia where you will find additional resources for English literature thanks to the support of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
- Other useful resources