Aboriginal Studies fosters intellectual, social and moral development by enabling students to think critically about the historical and contemporary experience of Aboriginal peoples. It enhances students’ understanding and appreciation of the concepts of social justice and shared histories, and encourages them to critically examine their role as active and informed citizens.
Aboriginal history and culture are fundamental to the development of Australian identity. Aboriginal Studies acknowledges the contribution of Aboriginal cultures and communities to Australian society.
The aim of this website is to provide teachers with a range of good innovative materials that have been developed by teachers to support the teaching of Aboriginal Studies in Stages 5 and 6. The teaching units are meant to challenge teachers to delve into underpinning social, political and economic issues embedded in both syllabuses.