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Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Year 7 to 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate how the kinship system functions to integrate personal and community histories and relationships

[Key concepts: interconnectedness, human relationships, ownership, rights and responsibilities; Key processes: describing, explaining, investigating, exploring]


  • understanding and discussing kinship as a system, and explaining its importance in maintaining and regulating social relationships in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • investigating how the language community addresses gaps in knowledge about the kinship system
  • exploring how language is involved in the patterning of ownership and management of land and associated stories
  • understanding that different roles and responsibilities in community and public life can be determined by kinship and traditional social groupings
  • explaining how art forms, songs and dances identify people and places
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
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