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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2023

Aboriginal Studies

 

Subject Name Aboriginal Studies
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway  
Staff Contact Josh Farmer
josh.farmer404@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Learning from and with Aboriginal peoples and communities underpins the learning in this subject and is integral to students developing and extending respectful ways of thinking, communicating, understanding and acting. Through their learning, students draw on elements of history, sociology, politics, arts, and literature.  Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal narratives and reflect on their learning from Aboriginal peoples, communities, and/or other sources of Aboriginal voice.  Through self-assessment, students evaluate their learning and consider how their thinking in the subject has changed. Students research and use their learning from and with Aboriginal peoples and/or communities to undertake their creative presentation.  Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of how the past influences the present, and deconstruct and analyse the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and/or communities.

Assessment

Learning Journey  75%

Students complete at least one response based on each of the learning contexts and three responses in total:

  • Community experiences
  • Community enterprise

Each response: 5 minutes maximum if oral, 800 words if written, or equivalent multimodal.

Creative Presentation  25%

Students may present their evidence of learning in creative ways such as:

  • Movie clip
  • Music video
  • Dance or theatre performance
  • Artwork including street art
  • Avatar presentation
  • Book or anthology
  • Comic strip or short story
  • Technology product
  • Photographs with commentary

Evidence in oral or visual form should be accompanied by a brief presenter’s statement: maximum of 150 words.

Creative presentation: 5 minutes maximum if oral, 800 words if written, or equivalent multimodal.

Additional Information

Students will be required to pay for excursion costs and/or costs to participate in camp.