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Units of Work/Teaching Sequences

This unit contains teaching–learning sequences that specifically address, through the context of astronomy, the Prescribed Focus Area content in the Science Years 7–10 Syllabus relating to Aboriginal perspectives in science. Teachers may choose to use the whole unit or to select teaching sequences from parts of the unit to develop students’ understanding of Aboriginal and other Indigenous peoples’ knowledge of the cosmos and its importance to their culture.

Members of a local Aboriginal community should be invited to participate in the planning and, where appropriate, to assist in presenting parts of this teaching program. Drawing on the knowledge and understanding in the local Aboriginal community provides opportunities for schools and teachers to develop teaching-learning experiences that are more meaningful for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.

Inclusion of parents and/or community members in the preparation and delivery of these teaching programs will assist in insuring that the material will more authentically reflect local Aboriginal history, culture and Indigenous knowledge systems. (link to Working with Aboriginal Communities)

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