Our Shared History: Years 5–6

Teacher resources for First Peoples

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Back at school activities

  1. Visit the Culture Victoria website

    Go to the Black Post White section: Watch the elders’ video and read the transcript. What are the main ideas that will stay with you?

  2. Influential people

    Why is William Barak such an important figure for Koorie people? Visit the Culture Victoria website.

    Why is Vincent Lingiari an important person in Aboriginal history? Visit the ABC Splash website.

  3. Look carefully at this picture

    Visit the Culture Victoria website to view the picture.

    Are the people in the front row wearing animal skin? Find out more about blankets and how they changed living conditions for Aboriginal people.

  4. Aboriginal culture

    Visit the Culture Victoria website.

    Why do you learn about the impact of the European invasion on First Peoples from this section of the website?

  5. Aboriginal Languages

    Learn the names of some of the languages spoken in Victoria using the First Peoples interactive map. Visit the Bunjilaka website.

    How many different languages are there in Australia? What has happened to them? Visit the Creative Spirits website and the ABC Online to view the AIATSIS map of Aboriginal Australia.