Free Resources

Click on the images below to enjoy a range of free resources approved and developed by Crackerjack Education!

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FOOD GATHERING: YEAR 3 (TEACHING WITH AUNTY)

This is the Teaching With Aunty lesson for Food Gathering: Year 3. The visual stimulus for this lesson is My Home in Kakadu, a contemporary cultural story from a traditional owner of the Kakadu region that takes you on a journey through the amazing landscapes of Kakadu National Park. Learn about weather seasons, bush foods and hunting skills still alive in modern Australia.

 

 

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ART STYLES: YEAR 4 (TEACHING WITH AUNTY)

This is the Teaching With Aunty lesson for Art Styles: Year 4. The visual stimulus for this lesson is The Sand Symbols video, a story about an Aboriginal Elder sharing cultural and historical knowledge with her grandchildren, and discovering comparisons between modern and traditional Australian societies. 

 

 

 

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THE OUTBACk (VIDEO)

The Outback is a descriptive visual poem that portrays the remote beauty of the outback Australian landscape. It is read by Aboriginal Elder Aunty Barbara Brown. 

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TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS WEATHER SEASONS WHEEL (INTERACTIVE)

The Torres Strait Islands Weather Seasons Wheel interactive includes animated images, and traditional and landscape setting sounds. It explains how Torres Strait Islander people tell the weather by looking at changes in nature, such as the migration and nesting patterns of birds, wind patterns and the movement of constellations.

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THE BROLGA SONG (VIDEO)

Brolga Song is one of twelve ancient Dreaming stories, each story uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. It tells of a man’s search for his dreaming-fathers in the native animals. This story explores the themes of culture and one’s place in Aboriginal society. 

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BUSH TUCKER – KANGAROO TAIL SOUP (GAME)

Bush Tucker Recipe – Kangaroo Tail Soup is an interactive online game where students tick off and drag ingredients to follow a recipe and make a bush tucker dish. It is a fun, instructional exercise that uses traditional Aboriginal food.

 

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BUSH FOOD DELIGHT (EBOOK)

Bush Food Delight is an exciting rhyming poem for early learners that uses descriptive language to explain the different types of bush foods that can be found in the Australian bush. It features animated images with sounds associated to text.  

 

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CRACKERJACK CROSSWORD (GAME)

The Crackerjack Crossword is a great interactive way to reinforce learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It includes over 150 rotating clues and answers, as well as hints. This activity is suitable for students in Years 3–6.

 

   

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PROTOCOLS: LOCALISING INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN RESOURCES (PDF)

This document includes information about localising resources and connecting with local Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.