Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 3 to 6 / Communicating / Identity

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Curriculum content descriptions

Describe and explain behaviour, rights and responsibilities in relation to the kinship ownership of songs, stories, dances and designs

[Key concepts: identity, rights, responsibilities, ownership, behaviour; Key processes: describing, explaining, discussing]


  • identifying and explaining how art forms, such as body paintings, designs, paintings, funeral poles, songs and dances, identify people and places
  • explaining how different family members have different responsibilities in the performance of ceremonies, traditional performances and other social and cultural events
  • explaining how ceremonial body designs, songs, dances and paintings are determined by family, skin, other sub-groups and story
  • identifying and explaining the significance of stories that belong to particular social groups and of natural features, including animals and natural species
  • understanding that ownership of songs, stories, dances and designs is determined by traditional kinship and other social groupings, place, History and story
  • listening to Elders’ traditional stories, making links between people, stories, songs of Country/Place and the social importance of connections to History
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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