Introduce your students to Vincent Lingiari and the Gurindji people and help them to develop an understanding of the reasons for the Wave Hill Walk Off and the impact it had on Aboriginal peoples’ lives and their experiences of democracy and citizenship following Federation.
Helping students to understand the experiences of democracy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples can be difficult. The activities in this pack will generate discussion, provide valuable knowledge and facilitate understanding of the fight for basic rights and freedoms faced by not just these famous Aboriginal men but the entire community. Students will also gain an understanding of how factors such as media coverage and social pressure influenced these changes.
In this resource you’ll find five activities:
→ Mini-unit title page
→ Comprehension text and question flipbook
→ Vincent Lingiari foldable biography activity
→ Experiences of Democracy and Human rights flap book
→ From Little Things, Big Things Grow song storyboard and analysis (please note that due to Copyright restrictions the lyrics for this song are not included but can be found on the National Archives Website)
→ What Were They Fighting For foldable protest sign.
Australian Curriculum Links
ACHASSK135 – The experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, migrants, women and children.
ACHASSI127 – Examine different viewpoints on actions, events and issues and phenomena in the past and present.
ACHASSI129 – Contemplate attitudes and actions of the past that now seem strange and unacceptable and imagining what aspects of current society may be viewed in this way in the future.