Teaching With Aunty Lessons

Crackerjack Education is excited to present Teaching With Aunty — your cultural expert in the classroom!

The Teaching With Aunty lessons contain step-by-step teaching notes for creating culturally rich instruction by utilising a wide range of resources on the site. They ensure the cultural content within each resource is identified and explained in an easy and practical manner. Teaching With Aunty lessons give confidence and ease of mind to non-Indigenous teachers when teaching about Australia’s ancient culture.

The advantages of using Teaching With Aunty in the classroom include:

  • All the hard work has been done for you — We have already matched every one of our Teaching With Aunty resources with multiple Australian Curriculum codes.
  • Integration of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander language — This is now an easy task for educators as we help you with the pronunciation of new words.
  • Authentic — You can have complete confidence in our materials. Our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander resources and activities have been developed and approved by Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Age appropriate — By matching our resources against the codes in each year level of the Australian Curriculum, our education experts have designed the activities to be age appropriate in all subjects.

There are 56 Teaching With Aunty lessons — one for every year level from Foundation to Year 6 for each of the following eight Knowledge Areas:


  • Dreaming 
  • Ceremonies and Dance
  • Family Living 
  • Country and Place
  • Tools, Weapons and Utensils
  • Art Styles
  • Food Gathering
  • Weather Seasons 


Each Teaching With Aunty lesson features the following:

VISUAL STIMULUS — a link to the eBook, game, interactive or video that the lesson is based around 

VISUAL STIMULUS FOCUS — a description of the visual stimulus to be used in the lesson



TEACHING NOTES  a comprehensive document of notes relating to the stimulus. The notes are divided into three main sections to address various stages of the teaching process.

  • Prior to viewing — detailed background notes regarding the stimulus topic and suggested questions to ask students to help identify prior knowledge
  • Shared viewing — instructions on how to present the stimulus and a summary of the content, followed by images and explanations for each section of the stimulus and related activities
  • After viewing discussion — questions to encourage discussion about the themes highlighted in the stimulus


SUPPORTING WORKSHEETS — a minimum of two reproducible activities to support and reinforce the learning and concept


The Teaching Notes also include the following:

  • SUPPORTING WORKSHEETS — a quick reference of worksheet descriptions to target the skills being covered
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES — identification of materials that supplement the Teaching Notes, such as answers, useful links, relevant protocol documents or tips for localising the teaching materials
  • CURRICULUM — ACARA codes, content descriptions and elaborations for each of the curriculum subject areas covered by the lesson
  • REFERENCES — details and links are supplied for the wide variety of sources used to support extensive research



RELATED RESOURCES — recommended resources that complement the Teaching With Aunty lesson material appear linked in the sidebar

RESOURCE CATEGORY TAGS — links to resources in other categories and Knowledge Areas that are relevant to the resource are found at the bottom of the webpage and help to link the teaching and learning of multiple topics




Click the image below to preview a sample Teaching With Aunty lesson for Art Styles: Year 4.