Australian Curriculum Aboriginal Studies Foundation

Author: Joanne Crawford, Publisher: RIC

The way of life for Indigenous Australians has helped shaped this country into what it is today: a multicultural nation with a unique, complex and fascinating history. With the fantastic array of Dreamtime stories, languages, art and music, this subject is one in which every student is sure to find an area of interest.

One of the biggest issues facing this nation is reconciliation and empathy, reconnecting people, and acknowledging a past steeped in turmoil. Education is essential in the journey to reconciliation, and Australian Curriculum Aboriginal studies is the perfect resource to immerse your students in this subject.


Each book in this fantastic series features:

  • three sections: Investigating Country/Place, Investigating Culture and Investigating People
  • 21 x four-page units of work
  • supports the teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and histories content as found in the Australian Curriculum
  • main curriculum links to Australian Curriculum Geography, History, Science and The Arts
  • cross-curricular links to English, Technologies, Mathematics and Health and Physical Education
  • teachers notes, key questions, skills and inquiry, suggested resources, background information, additional activities, answers, additional game resources


  • Teachers notes
  • Australian Curriculum links
  • Investigating Country/Place
  • Welcome to Country
  • Connections to the land
  • Places
  • Seasons
  • Seasons and animals
  • Aboriginal seasons
  • Investigating culture
  • Tiddalik the frog
  • The Rainbow Snake
  • The Arts – Music
  • The Arts – Dance
  • The Arts – Drama, Media Arts and Visual Arts
  • Investigating people
  • Community celebrations
  • Family celebrations
  • Religious celebrations
  • My family
  • Different families
  • Aboriginal families
  • Living things – Human needs
  • Living things – Traditional Aboriginal needs
  • Living things – Plants and animals
  • Answers
  • Game resources
More Information
Year Level Kindergarten
Date of Publication 2015
ISBN 9781925201307