Teaching Aboriginal histories and cultures across the curriculum



Wednesday 13 July 2022, 9.30am – 12.30pm (Primary)
Wednesday 13 July 2022, 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Secondary)

180 Minutes

WA Museum weaves Aboriginal perspectives throughout every one of its exceptional permanent galleries.

Our Aboriginal content has been developed through careful and thorough consultation. Told in first-person narrative, shared with permission and intent of the Traditional Owners, making it a valuable resource for teaching.   

This program addresses a key knowledge gap for many educators, building their confidence in teaching complex aspects of Australian history and society. By exploring the Museum’s galleries and utilising Boola Bardip's education program content, participants will develop their understanding of cultural issues, unpacking how they can create safe spaces for learning in their classrooms. Designed to break down barriers to embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum, this hands-on Professional Learning program will leave teachers feeling empowered and excited to bring this cross-curriculum priority to life. 

During the PL you will  

  • Broaden personal knowledge of Aboriginal histories and cultures by utilizing the information within our state-of-the-art galleries 

  • Identify curriculum links to material found within the gallery and consider how this can be used in education programs 

  • Participate in discussions and unpack what a culturally safe learning space looks like  

  • Experience how Aboriginal histories and cultures are embedded in the Boola Bardip education programs 

  • Enjoy a light refreshment and meet like-minded educators in a relaxed environment 

This program is suitable for those who want to broaden their knowledge and are looking to incorporate Aboriginal histories and cultures into their teaching.  

Attendance at this Professional Learning will meet requirements of standards 2.4, 3.4 and 6.2 of the Professional Standards outlined by the Teacher Registration Board of WA. 

This program is delivered by non-Aboriginal and Aboriginal members of the Learning and Engagement team. 


If you are interested in booking a professional learning program for a staff group or other group, please contact education@museum.wa.gov.au for assistance.