Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Identify elements of the kinship system and its links to place and natural species

[Key concepts: kinship and totemic relationships, place, ceremonial expression; Key processes: identifying, recognising]


  • using kinship charts to identify kinship terms for immediate family, comparing with terms used in own family
  • recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have their own personal relationships with animal species and natural phenomena
  • recognising that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a personal relationship with language and place
  • identifying skin names, moieties and other groupings where appropriate
  • identifying which stories belong to which natural features, including animals, plants, topographical features and recognising their significance
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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