Indigenous Resources Yr 4

 

First Contacts- Humanities/Historical Knowledge – Victorian Curriculun

2016

PART C: Annotated resource list

 

This purpose of this annotated bibliography (AB) is to provide resources suitable to support primary teachers in addressing the requirements of the Australian Curriculum (AC) incorporating the cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stories and Cultures. Within the Victorian iteration of the Australian Curriculum, this annotated bibliography supports the particular concepts and skills with the sub-strand Humanities / Historical Knowledge / First contacts in primary Level 4.
This annotated bibliography has been created by primary teacher librarian/eLearning facilitator Raffaela Grasso,

The major selection criteria used within this annotated bibliography is based on Mancall’s decision making model for selecting resources. Figure 4.1 (Mancall, 2005, p. 34)

 

Annotation 1  
Bibliographic details: Australian Broadcasting Corporation. (2007). Dust Echoes. Ancient stories, new voices. Square-i. Australia.
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online
Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Requires Adobe flash player plugin to use.

Description: (reading level) A series of 12 digitally animated Dreamtime stories exploring the Indigenous origins, understandings and connections to the world, animals and laws from Central Arnhem Land.
FUSE Victoria reviewed this resource and states it is suitable for all primary levels however teacher discretion is required as to which Dreamtime stories are appropriate for individual classes.
Selection aid used: FUSE search engine. (State of Victoria, 2016.) Retrieved from https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/Resource/LandingPage?ObjectId
=e89e5e46-ae39-4764-8bc4-42b77e8594ae&SearchScope=All
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: These interactive resources enable the students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of storytelling within the Indigenous culture through the telling of Dreamtime stories.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 1, 2,3, 5.

Extensive study guides are available for each Dreamtime story. Available from http://www.abc.net.au/dustechoes/studyguides.htm

Extending the exploration of Indigenous digital storytelling is a detailed and authentic education resource which documents the voices and stories of remote indigenous communities. Real stories, real voices. Available online from http://sharingstories.org/our-stories/ (Sharing Stories, 2014.)

 

Annotation 2  
Bibliographic details: Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2015) First footsteps.
Screen Australia.
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online (introductory video)
iView (downloaded App) full episodes (free)
Online introductory video- free
Enhance TV- Subscription based
Description: (reading level) A series of 4 episodes starting over 50,000 years ago depicting how Aboriginal Australians people made an open crossing to arrive in Australia

Reading level: Year 4 – Year 10 FUSE (State of Victoria Department of Education and training, n.d.)

Selection criteria used: *FUSE (State of Victoria, Department of Education and Training, n.d.)
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This interactive timeline and map provides archival film, sound and stunning visuals to immerse viewers into life prior to colonisation. The introductory explanation video provides ample discussion opportunities with students.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 1, 2, 3, 6.

 

Further resources for teachers: The ‘press kit’ gives a detailed overview of the series.

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/firstfootprints/content/presskit.pdf

Enhance TV – Study notes (available as part of subscription) http://direct.enhancetv.com.au/browse-guides.php?productid=184519&action=download&channel=0

 

 

Annotation 3  
Bibliographic details: City of Yarra. (2017).  The Aboriginal history of Yarra. Assemblo. Australia. Retrieved from http://aboriginalhistoryofyarra.com.au/
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online
Resource developed for teachers.
Copyright – all rights reserved.
Description: (reading level) Resource specifically created for teachers and aligns with AC.
Selection criteria used: Maggolee (Reconciliation Victoria, 2016) retrieved from http://www.maggolee.org.au/connecting-with-the-aboriginal-history-of-yarra-a-teachers-resource/
Major selection criteria used: C, D.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: An excellent teacher resource created in collaboration with Wurundjeri community members and teachers to support the teaching of local aboriginal history, including being reviewed by local Elders, supports teachers in using authentic and accurate information.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 1, 2,3, 4, 5. 6, 7, 8, 9.

 

Teacher Notes:
A detailed resource organised into year levels to match the AC content description. Retrieved from

http://aboriginalhistoryofyarra.com.au/teachersresource.pdf

 

 

Annotation 4  
Bibliographic details:

Education Services Australia Ltd. (2016). Wurundjeri people and the settlers of Port Phillip and beyond.

Scootle. Retrieved 28 December 2016, from https://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/R11298/index.html#

Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online
Search/browse available to teachers & preservice teachers and full access to digital resources available to all teachers at licensed schools.
Creative commons attribution 4.0 (CC BY)
Description: (reading level) A collection of 12 digital resources including historical photos, paintings and an interactive learning component which explores the Wurundjeri people and their first contacts with settlers of Port Phillip.

Reading level: Year 4 – Year 10 (Education Services Australia, 2011).

Selection criteria used: Scootle (Education Services Australia, 2016)

Australian Curriculum content descriptor ACHHK080 recommended resource

Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This digital resource provides primary resources specifically photos and artwork to enable students to ‘step inside’ the life of a Wurundjeri person or a settler entering Wurundjeri land.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 1, 2, 3, 6, 8.

 

 

Annotation 5  
Bibliographic details: Murphy, J. & Kennedy, L. (2016).  Welcome to country. NSW: Black Dog Books.
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Print book

ISBN 9781922244871

Description: (reading level) A picture book written by an Indigenous elder to explain the significance of the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people within the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

Suitable for primary Level 4 and up.

Selection aides used: Korff, J. (Creative spirits, 2016.) Recommended text to assist in the understanding of a ‘welcoming ceremony’ on traditional lands of Wurundjeri people.
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This book is a captivatingly illustrated text enabling the reader (both student and teacher) to gain a deeper understanding of the Wurundjeri people and their traditional lands that surround the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The author being an Aboriginal elder, explains through accuracy of detail the tradition of a Welcome to Country ceremony.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas, 2, 3, 5, 9

Extensive ‘Teaching notes’ support the use of this text located here: http://classroom.walkerbooks.com.au/welcome/pdf/WTC_Teacher-Notes_web.pdf (Sheahan-Bright, 2016).

An online video resource entitled ‘Yarra Healing’ support teachers to gain deeper understanding about the Wurundjeri people and their sacred land prior to reading this text to ensure accuracy when reading the text to students.

The video collection is located here: http://www.yarrahealing.catholic.edu.au/stories-voices/index_wide.cfm?loadref=15 (Catholic Education Office, 2009).

 

 

Annotation 6

Bibliographic details: Museum and Education Services Victoria Ltd. (2008). Yarra canoe. The Melbourne story. Museum Victoria. Australia. Retrieved from

https://museumvictoria.com.au/learning-federation/video-temp/melbourne-story-videos/yarra-canoe/

 

Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online video

Copyright: able to view, display, print, copy and modify for educational purposes.

Description: (reading level) This 3-minute video depicts the interesting journey of a Yarra bark canoe within Museum Victoria’s collection and its significance.

Reading level: year 4.

Selection criteria used: Scootle search using key search terms.  (Education Services Australia, 2016)
Major selection criteria used:

 

A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This video adds a visual and tangible connection to a historical object within the Melbourne Museum.

Having a detailed explanation of the object will contextualise it (and its importance to the local indigenous communities) prior to a scheduled visit.

 

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 2, 5, 6, 8, 9.

 

 

Annotation 7  
Bibliographic details: National Film and Sound Archive. NFSA (2017).  Marn Grook. Australian screen. Australia. Retrieved from http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/marn-grook/clip1/
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Online video
Copyright all rights reserved.
Description: (reading level) A series of 3 video clips documenting Indigenous sports men participating in Australian football and connections are explored of the similarities this sport has to Indigenous men playing marn grook.

Rating G suitable for primary students.

Selection criteria used: Year 3-4 First steps (State Government Victoria, 2015).  Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/support/
Pages/otog3to4started.aspx
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation and suggestion for use:  This video enables students to gain a greater understanding of the connections of the game to Indigenous Australians.
This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Education notes and video transcripts are available from http://aso.gov.au/titles/documentaries/marn-grook/clip1/

Further resources:
The AFL Sir Doug Nicholls Indigenous round which acknowledges Indigenous players and culture. Available from http://www.afl.com.au/news/event-news/indigenousround

 

Annotation 8  
Bibliographic details: Randall, B & Hogan, M. (2011). Nyuntu Ninti, What you should know. ABC Books. Australia.

 

Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Paperback

ISBN – 9780733328503

Description: (reading level) This visually stunning picture book explores the importance of caring for the earth, plants and creatures- the basis of Indigenous understanding and respecting people, land and culture.

Age range –  primary students aged 5- 7 (Booktopia. 2016.)

Selection criteria used: ARMSU recommended resource (Network SA Resource, Advisory and Management Services Inc. n.d.) retrieved from

http://www.armsu.org.au/resource-centre/recommended-resources

Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use:  This picture book provides a basis for exploring the connections to country and culture and suits students with different learning abilities due to its simpler text and photographic design. This book is written by Uncle Bob Randall with heartfelt desire for all who read this text can take greater responsibility for life and its inhabitants.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Teacher resources to support this text are located here:
http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/ommoverride/
NYUNTU_NINTI_teacher_notes.pdf

 

Annotation 9  
Bibliographic details: Sedunary, M. (2015). The unlikely story of Bennelong and Phillip. Berbay Publishing. Australia

 

Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Hardcover

Picture book

ISBN: 9780980671186

 

Description: (reading level) This creatively illustrated book entertains the idea of an unlikely friendship between a local Aboriginal man and Captain Arthur Phillip and the fascinating journey the two men undertook.

Age range: 8+

Selection criteria used: Creative Spirits review (Korff, J. 2015). Retrieved from https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/books/children/the-unlikely-story-of-bennelong-and-phillip
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E, F.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This is a brilliantly illustrated and detailed text which gives factual yet entertaining details of the events leading to Bennelong and Captain Arthur meeting and their connections and unlikely adventures.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 6, 8. 9.

Teachers notes are available from: http://www.lamontbooks.com.au/media/33834/february-2015-ps-the-unlikely-story-of-bennelong-phillip.pdf

A teacher resource to unpack these historical events further can be found through this interactive resource available from

http://findingbennelong.com/perspectives-bennelong

 

Annotation 10  
Bibliographic details: Wilson, M. (2016). Beth, story of a child convict. Hachette Australia
Format/delivery mode: (copyright issues) Hardcover

ISBN 9780734416773

Description: (reading level)  This beautifully illustrated text is presented through the eyes of Beth as she is sent to Australia on the First Fleet. Beth details the stark realities of being a convict child on board, survival methods and upon landing her hopes and realities.

Age range: children (primary)

Selection criteria used:  Booktopia review: (Booktopia, 2016.) Retrieved from http://www.booktopia.com.au/beth-mark-wilson/prod9780734416773.html
Major selection criteria used: A, B, C, D, E.
Evaluation & suggestion for use: This text brings to life the experiences of children of the First Fleet, enabling the students to step inside the life of Beth and gain greater perspective of the realities of the prior and post arrival in Australia.

This resource addresses the ATSI organising ideas 6.

Teacher notes and activities:
http://www.lamontbooks.com.au/media/66708/june-2016-ps-beth-the-story-of-a-child-convict.pdf