Learning from our Elders
Suitable for Year Levels 3–6
Think and Write
- Why does the grandfather Uncle Albert Mullet want to build the canoe?
- Why do you think his grandsons want to build the canoe?
- What do you see happening here?
- What knowledge is being passed on?
- Is there anything you would like to learn from your grandparents or an older person that you respect?
- Make a plan for something you would like to learn from an older person and make it happen.
- What do you want to learn?
- What do you need to do to make it happen?
- Document your experience in whatever way you like e.g story, drawing, photo, film, artwork
These resources relate to content required in Victorian History curriculum for various year levels.
Victorian Curriculum Links
- Identify and describe continuity and change over time in the local community, region or state and as a result of the effects of European exploration (VCHHC069)
- Identify and explain the causes and effects of European settlement an exploration (VCHHC070)
- The diversity and longevity of Australia’s first peoples and the significant ways Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are connected to Country and Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) and the effects on their daily lives (VCHHK078)
- Identify and describe patterns of continuity and change in daily life for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, ‘native born’ and migrants in the Australian colonies (VCHHC085)
- Explain the causes of significant events that shaped the Australian colonies, contributed to Australian Federation and the effects of these on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and migrants (VCHHC086)
- The different experiences and perspectives of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, women, and children (VCHHK094)