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EDF2031 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and

languages
Tutorial time: Thursday, 2pm
My name: Stephanie Vawser
Critical reflection 5: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Societies: Cultural
Diversity, Rights and Socioeconomic Justice
Resource: “Australian Money-notes” by Learningvids4kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mk6Tzno0ww
Whilst this resource may not be local, it can still be applied to the learning focus of this
lesson.

Grade Level: 4, 5 or 6

Teaching strategies/Learning Activities
1. A discussion on the following points prior to viewing the resource:
- How there are many people out there that have made a different to our Society
- What is a society, what makes up a society
- The faces of our Australian bank notes- introductory notes on they are people
that have impacted our society.

Students will then be asked to choose two bank notes and conduct a mini-research
project on the people on them. They will be asked to present the following information in
any format they wish, whether it be a poster, power point, video, or podcast.
1. What kind of society/community did the person live in?
2. What is the cultural background of that person/ where do they come from? E.g.)
Indigenous, British

Banjo Paterson produced Australian bush poetry. Dame Mary Gilmore was a poet and journalist and Mary Reibey was an Australian convict that went on to become a successful businesswoman (Australian Dictionary of Biography. References . as well as a writer. NSW Government.g. 2004). and inventor (racismnoway. 2015). Rights? Did they make any social changes to Australia? Link to societies/celebration The faces on the Australian bank notes consist of a range of different people that have made a different to society. For example. Amongst these famous faces is David Unaipon who is of Indigenous descent and was a great spokesman for Aboriginal people. 2015. What are they famous for? Were they fighting for anything in particular e.3. This activity will allow students to recognise and celebrate the various victories and lives of these people including ones with an Indigenous background.

anu.au/biography/paterson-andrew-bartonbanjo-7972 Australian Dictionary of Biography (2015).html .anu.gov. public speaker and inventor.) Mary Reibey-convict and businesswoman. Retrieved from http://www. Fact sheets-David Unaipon (1872-1967) Writer.Australian Dictionary of Biography (2015).edu. Retrieved from http://adb.au/teachingresources/factsheets/50.racismnoway.au/biography/reibey-mary-2583 NSW Government (n. Andrew Barton (Banjo) (1864– 1941).au/biography/gilmore-dame-mary-jean-6391 Australian Dictionary of Biography (2015). Dame Mary Jean (1865–1962).au/state-archives/digital-gallery/women-in-therecords/mary-reibey/mary-reibey Racismnoway (2004).com.d.edu. Retrieved from http://adb.edu.Gilmore.anu. Mary (1777–1855).records. Retrieved from http://www.nsw. Paterson. Reibey. Retrieved from http://adb.