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Year 4 Geography

Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders and connection to


Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders and connection to Country/Place
Country/Place
Aboriginal Australians:
I understand:
the deep connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with Place
and Country is one of the longest relationships in Australian history
The original owners and occupiers of Australia. The Aboriginal
I can: Australian culture is one of the oldest in the world with evidence
present my knowledge of connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
showing that Aboriginal Australians have lived in Australia for over
Islander people to their traditional land in all of my Geography work
propose Aboriginal sustainable practices of caring for the environment 50 000 years.
demonstrate a deep understanding for the feelings of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islanders in response to National Sorry Day and the Apology Torres Strait Islanders:
and the repercussions of the Stolen Generations policy

The original owners and occupiers of the Torres Strait Islands,
I understand:
the deep connection between place, environment and people located off of the coast of Queensland. The Torres Strait Islander
I can: culture is also one of the oldest in the world with evidence showing
include multiple examples of ways I understand the relationship and that Torres Strait Islanders lived on the islands for over 50 000 years.
connection Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have to Country and
Place
propose more than one way Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country:
methods of traditional housing demonstrates a sustainable use of natural
resources A space mapped out by physical or unseen boundaries that
demonstrate a deep understanding for the feelings of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islanders in response to National Sorry Day and the Apology individuals or groups of Aboriginal Peoples occupy and regard as
their own. It is a space with varying degrees of spirituality.
I can:
include examples of ways I understand the relationship and connection
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have to Country and Place
Place:
work well in groups and pairs by listening to others, contributing ideas and
sharing ideas A space mapped out by physical or unseen boundaries that
reflect on the significant of National Sorry day to the past and current
individuals or groups of Torres Strait Islander Peoples occupy and
generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
propose reasons for sustainable use of natural resources in traditional regard as their own. It is a space with varying degrees of spirituality.
housing
National Sorry Day:
I can:

demonstrate more than one way I understand the connection of The first National Sorry Day was held on the 26th of May 1998 to
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to Country and Place remember the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
explain how I connect to place and include an example
consider and reflect on the meaning of National Sorry Day children being removed from their families between the mid 1800s
work on task individually until 1970.
work well in pairs and in groups sometimes
present my ideas to the class
Sustainability:
I can:
Using the natural resources of the land responsibly to ensure that
explain a way I understand the connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islanders to Country and Place the needs of the present people are met without risking the
explain how I connect to place resources required for future generations.
work individually on tasks with support
contribute some ideas in class discussions