Foundation HASS Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People Unit

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Includes update to version 9 of the Australian Curriculum in addition to a version for 8.4. ✓ Editable Unit Planner ✓ Worksheets ✓ Success Criteria/Learning Intentions


A 10 week unit exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People addressing aspects of the Humanities and Social Science Foundation Australian Curriculum.


✩It features ~40 fun and engaging activities to pick from following a ten week sequenced plan. Each week includes an introduction activity (mat based) and a play based activity. Then there are 2 to 4 activities other activity suggestions to choose from including painting, hands on activities, discussions and books to read.

✩At ten pages, the planner is succinct in giving the key information needed but are not full lesson scripts. Most lessons require resources such as paint, natural items such as leaves and sand and are not worksheet/template based. Some activities and assessments may require an adult to annotate answers.


✩This unit will require teachers to research information on their local Indigenous group. Some resources have been included to cover some of the Indigenous groups that are counted in the page count but may not be applicable to your students.


Included are:

♦ Editable Planner (10 pages)

♦ Worksheets (2 pages)

♦ Resources (56 pages)

♦ Assessment -Editable (1 page)

♦ Editable Grading Guide (1 page)

♦ Editable learning intentions and success criteria


Version 9 Outcomes covered:

History: The celebrations and commemorations of significant events shared with their families and others (AC9HSFK02)

Geography: The importance of Country/Place to First Nations Australians and the Country/Place on which the school is located (AC9HSFK04)

The features of familiar places they belong to, why some places are special and how places can be looked after (AC9HSFK03)


Inquiry Skills:

Questioning and researching: Pose questions about familiar objects, people, places and events (AC9HSFS01)

Sort and record information and data including pictorial timelines and locations on pictorial maps or models (AC9HSFS02)

Interpreting, analysing and evaluating: Share a perspective on information, such as stories about significant events and special places (AC9HSFS03)

Concluding and decision-making: Draw conclusions in response to questions (AC9HSFS03)

Communicating: Share narratives and observations, using sources and terms about the past and places (AC9HSFS05)


Version 8.4 Outcomes covered:

History: How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example, through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media and museums (ACHASSK013)

Geography: The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHASS016)

The representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and models (ACHASSK014)

The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASS017)



✩ I do not identify as an Indigenous Australian and I encourage you to use resources made by Indigenous Australians for the teaching of their culture wherever possible. All profits made by this resource will be donated to organisations and charity helping Indigenous Australian children.


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