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Learning objects Aboriginal astronomy

TLF ID M015318

This resource is designed to support the teaching of Australian Aboriginal astronomy in Stage 3. It includes many examples of how Aboriginal people used their knowledge of astronomy to manage daily activities, such as food gathering and ceremonial activities. It also highlights how they explained the origins of many features in their environment, particularly the night sky. This resources contains numerous hyperlinks to resources and additional information that can support class activities.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for teachers who are developing Science understanding (Earth and space science) units for year 5 and 6 and simultaneously addressing the Australian Curriculum cross curriculum priority, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Teachers may use the numerous links in a variety of ways depending on their students and educational objectives e.g. as teaching resources on how Australian aboriginals observed, understood and applied knowledge of the night skies.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: author
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Data contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Organization: State of NSW, Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Generic
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © State of New South Wales, Department of Education.