Sharing Stories: 2022

Facilitated

Dates

Monday – Friday | 10am & 12.30pm

Available from Term 1, 2022

Primary/Secondary
Primary
Curriculum
Science
Humanities and Social Sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
Year Level
PP-3
Duration
60 minutes
Cost

$240 per group (up to 32 students)

Take a step back to the ‘cold time’, the Nyitting, and explore the creation of everything. 

Natural features of the land, as well as phenomenon like the stars, planets and universe, are part of deep knowledge derived from Nyoongar teachings of the Nyitting (Dreaming).

Students will be immersed in various Nyitting teachings that provide understandings of the interconnection that exists everywhere. Through story, movement and objects, they will explore diverse stories from our extensive collection, developed in consultation with the Traditional Owners from across WA.  

Student Experience

Students will:

  • Explore the Nyitting (Dreaming)
  • Identify elements of the daytime and nighttime skies, using Nyoongar language to describe the elements they encounter.
  • Recognise the diversity among Aboriginal cultures and creation stories within Western Australia.

Skills Development

This program links to the following strands of the Western Australian Curriculum:

Pre-Primary
  • Science  Earth and Space Sciences: Daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life (ACSSU004).
  • HASS — Geography: The reasons some places are special to people and how they can be looked after, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' places of significance (ACHASSK017)(ACHASSK016).

Year 1
  • Science: Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape (ACSSU019). People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE022).
  • Literacy: Respond to texts drawn from a range of cultures and experiences (ACELY1655).

Year 2
  • Science: Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (ACSSU032). People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035).
  • HASS  Geography: The ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain connections to their Country/Place (ACHASSK049).

Year 3
  • HASS  Geography: Language groups of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples divides their Country/Place and differs from the surveyed boundaries of Australian states and territories (ACHASSK066).
  • Visual Arts: Exploration of artwork from other cultures, such as styles and symbols of Indigenous Australian and Asian cultures (ACAVAM110).