Curriculum Correlations

Feel confident using Crackerjack Education — every Teaching With Aunty lesson is correlated to the Australian Curriculum.

The resources and Teaching With Aunty lessons on this website are written and developed by Indigenous Australians specifically for Australian teachers. They help teachers to save time and give them the confidence that their teaching is being supported by truly authentic materials.

Each resource and Teaching With Aunty lesson has been written with the Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures in mind.

They address the two distinct needs in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education as identified by ACARA:

  • that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are able to see themselves, their identities and their cultures reflected in the curriculum of each of the learning areas, can fully participate in the curriculum and can build their self-esteem
  • that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures cross-curriculum priority is designed for all students to engage in reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

The resources and Teaching With Aunty lessons on this site address the Organising Ideas for the Cross-curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. These reflect the essential knowledge, understandings and skills for this priority. 

Code Organising ideas 
Country/Place
OI.1 Australia has two distinct Indigenous groups: Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and within those groups there is significant diversity.
OI.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place.
OI.3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have holistic belief systems and are spiritually and intellectually connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.
Culture
OI.4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have many Language Groups.
OI.5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ ways of life are uniquely expressed through ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.
OI.6  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live in Australia as first peoples of Country or Place and demonstrate resilience in responding to historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation.
People
OI.7 The broader Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies encompass a diversity of nations across  Australia.
OI.8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ family and kinship structures are strong and sophisticated.
OI.9 The significant contributions of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the present and past are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.

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CURRICULUM SUBJECTS AND STRANDS

Each Teaching with Aunty lesson also covers one or more of the following Australian Curriculum subjects and strands:

   
  • Health and PE
  • History
  • Maths
  • Media Arts
  • Music
  • Science
  • Visual Arts
 
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Dance
  • Design and Technologies
  • Digital Technologies
  • Drama
  • Economics and Business
  • English
  • Geography

DOWNLOAD CURRICULUM CORRELATIONS

The lessons have been carefully correlated to the ACARA codes, Content Descriptions and Elaborations. Click on the file types below to download an Excel or PDF version of the Curriculum Correlations for each Year Level.

  Foundation Excel PDF
  Year 1     Excel PDF
  Year 2    Excel PDF
  Year 3  Excel PDF
  Year 4     Excel PDF
  Year 5  Excel PDF
  Year 6     Excel PDF
  All year levels   Excel PDF

All curriculum content is consistent with Version 8.3 of the Australian Curriculum, 16 December 2016.

Access the Cross-curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures here.

LESSON PROGRAMMING

There are eight Teaching With Aunty lessons for each Year Level from Foundation to Year 6. Each lesson covers one of the eight Knowledge Areas. These are:

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

We suggest covering the Teaching With Aunty lessons for two knowledge areas per school term. The lessons within a Year Level are independent of each other, so you can complete them in any order you wish.  

Click here to download a PDF of the Teaching With Aunty Lesson Overview.

KNOWLEDGE AREA

FOUNDATION

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

YEAR 5

YEAR 6

DREAMING

The Story of the Southern Cross (Video)

Loongie the Greedy Crocodile (Video)

Aboriginal Cultural Sites Map F–2 (Interactive)

Waitj and the Djindong (Video)

The Legend of Kwilena (Video)

Morning Star (Video)

The Be (Video)

FOOD GATHERING

Bush Food Delight (eBook)

Traditional Aboriginal Tools (eBook)

Barramundi for Brekkie (eBook)

My Home in Kakadu (Video)

Animal Name Origins Map (Interactive)

My Home in Kakadu (Video)

Animal Name Origins Map (Interactive)

ART STYLES

The Sand Symbols (Video)

One Fluffy Possum (eBook)

Aboriginal Art Symbols F–2 (Game)

Aboriginal Art Symbols 3­–6 (Game)

The Sand Symbols (Video)

Aboriginal Art Styles (eBook)

Aboriginal Cultural Sites Map 3–6 (Interactive)

WEATHER SEASONS

One Green Frog (eBook)

Aboriginal Weather Seasons Indicator Map (Interactive)

The Story of the Southern Cross (Video)

Torres Strait Islands Weather Seasons Wheel (Interactive)

Aboriginal Sustainability (eBook)

Waitj and the Djindong (Video)

Torres Strait Islands Weather Seasons Wheel (Interactive)

TOOLS, WEAPONS & UTENSILS       (Available Jan 2018)

The Legend of Kwilena (Video)

Throwing Our Boomerang (eBook)

Grinding Ochre (Video)

Kangaroo Poster (Interactive)

Traditional Aboriginal Tools (eBook)

Emu Poster (Interactive)

Tell Me Why (Video)

CEREMONIES & DANCE          (Available Jan 2018)

Indigenous Musical Pairs (Game)

Counting Torres Strait Islander (eBook)

I Want to Dance (eBook)

Cultural Events Calendar (Interactive)

Aboriginal Boy Tribal Life Cycle (Interactive)

Ancient Australia (eBook)

Morning Star (Video)

FAMILY LIVING  (Available Jan 2018)

Cultural Events Calendar (Interactive)

I Want to Dance (eBook)

Aboriginal Cultural Sites Map F–2 (Interactive)

Tell Me Why (Video)

The Be (Video)

Fair Skin Black Fella (Video)

Stolen Girl (Video)

COUNTRY & PLACE  (Available Jan 2018)

Aboriginal Cultural Sites Map F–2 (Interactive)

The Be (Video)

Aboriginal Girl Tribal Life Cycle (Interactive)

Fair Skin Black Fella (Video)

Stolen Girl (Video)

Aboriginal Cultural Sites Map 3–6 (Interactive)

Timeline of Australia 1770–1805 (Interactive)

All material identified by acara-logois material subject to copyright under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) and is owned by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority 2017. For all Australian Curriculum material, this is an extract from the Australian Curriculum.