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Aboriginal Perspectives in HSIE. Rae Carlson University of Sydney 2012 Aboriginal Studies Conference. Overview of Australian Curriculum. Guided by the Melbourne Declaration (2008) Three phases: Phase 1 : English, mathematics, science and history;

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    1. Aboriginal Perspectives in HSIE Rae Carlson University of Sydney 2012 Aboriginal Studies Conference

    2. Overview of Australian Curriculum • Guided by the Melbourne Declaration (2008) • Three phases: • Phase 1: English, mathematics, science and history; • Phase 2: geography, languages, the arts, • Phase 3: economics and business, civics and citizenship, health and physical education, and ICT and design and technology

    3. Guided by the Melbourne Declaration (2008) • Three phases: • Phase 1: English, mathematics, science and history; • Phase 2: geography, languages, the arts, • Phase 3: economics and business, civics and citizenship, health and physical education, and ICT and design and technology

    4. three cross-curriculum priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia and Sustainability. • Seven General capabilities:literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology competence, critical and creative thinking, ethical behaviour, personal and social competence and intercultural understanding.

    5. Humanities in the Australian Curriculum: • 4 subjects: • History • Geography • Economics & Business • Civics & Citizenship

    6. Australian Curriculum Design Paper: Indicative Time Advice for Writers http://www.acara.edu.au/verve/_resources/Curriculum_Design_Paper_version_3_%28March_2012%29.pdf

    7. The Commerce Syllabus • Students will develop knowledge an understanding of enterprises established by Aboriginal & Indigenous communities & the financial services available to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities. This will assist students in understanding the importance of economic independence to self- determination for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples… (Page 16)

    8. Receives a specific mention in the Learn to’s for Consumer Choice • “propose options that could be taken to improve financial services available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and remote communities” Page 19 • However, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies can permeate all aspects of the syllabus. • Most appropriate to Consumer Choice, Personal Finance, Law and Society, Employment Issues, Political Involvement and Running a Business

    9. Example: • http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/dream-realised-as-aunty-beryl-opens-her-bush-tucker-cafe-20121119-29m4h.html • Links to Commerce: personal finance – earning an income, employment issues, promoting and selling and running a business.

    10. NSW Department of Fair Tradinghttp://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/Indigenous.html

    11. Commonwealth Bankhttp://www.commbank.com.au/about-us/sustainability-and-community/community/indigenous-australians.html

    12. Sample Lessons for Commerce: • Hannah Ingram and Timothy Adams: (See separate PowerPoint) • FlouraBinham and Amanda Liu (See separate PowerPoint)

    13. Aboriginal Perspectives in Stage 5 Geography • Curriculum support: • http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/secondary/hsie/geography4_5/programs/geogprogs.htm • AECG: • http://www.aecg.nsw.edu.au/

    14. Focus Area 5A1: Investigating Australia’s Physical Environments • the origins of the continent: Aboriginal perspective • Dreaming Stories, especially those specific to your local community. • Local Elders to tell stories or published stories such as “We Come From the Land” from Streetwize magazine.

    15. Indigenous Weather Knowledge:http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/?ref=ftr

    16. Miriwoong Seasonal Calendar http://www.bom.gov.au/iwk/miriwoong/index.shtml

    17. Focus Area 5A2 Changing Australian Communities • types of communities in Australia including indigenous communities • At least ONE Australian community: Choose an Indigenous community! • BOS Aboriginal Education section for units on Community case studies: Bundjalung, Anangu & Murray Islands http://ab-ed.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/go/aboriginal-studies/st5-units

    18. Focus Area 5A2: Changing Australian Communities • Factors causing change in Australian communities including: • Recognition of native title: • HREOC: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/education/index.htmlplus “Face the Facts” booklet • National Native Title Tribunal: • http://www.nntt.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx • Australians for Native Title & Reconciliationhttp://www.antar.org.au

    19. Focus Area 5A3 Issues in Australian Environments • Coastal management • Land and water management: • Indigenous land management: • Bush tucker and Bush medicine – Local Elders/community groups to conduct fieldwork • Totems: Consult community for advice

    20. Focus Area 5A4: Australia in Its Regional and Global Contexts: • Focus: Australia in its regional and global contexts and the roles of individuals and groups in planning for a better future • Future challenges for Australia: • Human rights: • HREOC: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/education/index.html plus “Face the Facts” booklet • Reconciliation/Constitutional Recognition: You Me Unity: http://www.youmeunity.org.au/ • Global Education: http://www.globaleducation.edna.edu.au