Lesson series

Teaching Aboriginal History: Pre-Invasion

This lesson has been designed to assist teachers to engage with a truthful account of Aboriginal history in the time before the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.
The course aims to counter common misconceptions and provide an evidence-based account of:
  • the sustainable ways that Aboriginal people managed the land;
  • the social structures that determined their roles and responsibilities; and
  • their interactions with explorers and traders.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Topical videos 
  • Reading material
  • Self-reflection questions
  • Learning activities
  • Multiple choice questions

Develop Your Practice

Build your knowledge and refine your approach to teaching Aboriginal history by examining history through a truth lens.

Professional Development

Completing this course will contribute
2 hours of PD addressing Professional Knowledge Standard 2.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Proficient Teacher Career Stage).
MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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Tricia Wallace (Webb)

DARUG WOMAN OF THE BOOROOBERONGAL CLAN
Tricia Wallace holds a Bachelor of Adult Education and has 30 plus years of developing and delivering cultural awareness programs. Tricia was the president of her local and regional Aboriginal Education Consultative Group for 8 years supporting Aboriginal education in local schools. Tricia has also lectured in Adult Education at UTS.

Leanne King

DARUG WOMAN OF THE BOOROOBERONGAL CLAN
Leanne King holds a Bachelor of Adult Education and a Master of Indigenous Social Policy. She has 25 years’ experience lecturing in education and Aboriginal studies at Australian universities including UTS, ACU and Macquarie University. Leanne is also the Founder of Wollombi Aboriginal Cultural Experiences & Consultancy, delivering Aboriginal education programs for all age groups.
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