Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricula Project is a University of Melbourne initiative which aims to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in their teaching using these curriculum resources that incorporate Indigenous knowledge.

Led by Associate Provost Professor Marcia Langton AO, the project is a partnership between the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the Indigenous Studies Unit (Centre for Health Equity, MDHS),  and the Indigenous Knowledge Institute.

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The project used three themes to guide the creation of the resources: Astronomy, Fire and Water. These themes were chosen due to the significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge available, and their enduring importance today. The website includes resources for Years 3–10 across seven learning areas of the Australian Curriculum – English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education.

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The development of these resources was funded through an Australian Government initiative delivered by the University of Melbourne's Indigenous Studies Unit. The resources include the views, opinions and representations of third parties, and do not represent the views of the Australian Government. They have been developed as a proof of concept to progress the inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in Australian classrooms. In drawing on the material, users should consider the relevance and suitability to their particular circumstances and purposes.