Rights and Freedoms
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following program may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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Join the MoAD Learning team from your own classroom as we facilitate a digital excursion program called Rights and Freedoms. In this program we unpack historical events to explore how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have used their voices to create change.
This program is suitable for students in classrooms, hospital schools and distance education settings. The program:
- visits special places in the building
- brings historical events and people to life
- analyses primary and secondary sources
- involves students in rich discussion
- provides pre and post activities for students and teachers
Information packs for each educational setting can be downloaded below:
- Promotional flyer (PDF, 379KB)
- Program information pack and curriculum Links (PDF, 1MB)
- Set-Up Instructions, information and speeches pack (PDF, 314KB)
Pre and post activities/sites for classroom use:
- Rights and Freedoms - Teaching resource (PDF, 694KB)
- Student Glossary – Rights and Freedoms (PDF, 674KB)
- Indigenous Rights and Freedoms – an experience of Democracy
- Marnti warajanga – a walk together
- Yes – the ongoing story of the 1967 Referendum
- Celebrating 50 years since Wave Hill
- Finders Keepers Resources
- Curators on the Couch series - Teacher PD
- Gambay - First languages interactive map
What technology is needed?
Connecting for a program while at school?
All you need is the free Zoom application downloaded on ONE iPad (or similar device) which is connected to an interactive whiteboard/similar display set up in your classroom. We will then send the organizing teacher a meeting number.
Connecting with students while they are at home?
Students download the free Zoom application to their chosen device (eg iPad, smart phone) and we will send the teacher contact a meeting number to send to their students – so their class can connect with us for the booked facilitated program with their teacher.
This program is free.
Terms and Conditions (PDF, 72KB)
To book your next digital excursion with MoAD, follow the link below through to the Book Canberra Excursions website!
Do you have a student who can't join us for the live program with their classmates? Do you need a flexible delivery option? Complete this form to obtain a pre-recorded version of the excursion.
*Australian Curriculum V8.3 – Curriculum Learning Areas
Civics and citizenship
- The freedoms that enable active participation in Australia’s democracy within the bounds of law, including freedom of speech, association, assembly, religion and movement (ACHCK061)
- How citizens can participate in Australia’s democracy, including use of the electoral system, contact with their elected representatives, use of lobby groups, and direct action (ACHCK062)
- How citizen's political choices are shaped, including the influence of the media (ACHCK076)
- How and why individuals and groups, including religious groups, participate in and contribute to civic life (ACHCK079)
- The challenges to and ways of sustaining a resilient democracy and cohesive society (ACHCK094)
- Historical Knowledge and Understanding Background to the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples for rights and freedoms before 1965, including the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Stolen Generations (ACDSEH104)
- The significance of the following for the civil rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: 1962 right to vote federally; 1967 Referendum; Reconciliation; Mabo decision; Bringing Them Home Report (the Stolen Generations), the Apology (ACDSEH106)
- Methods used by civil rights activists to achieve change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and the role of ONE individual or group in the struggle (ACDSEH134)
- Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564)
Year 11 and 12 Senior Units – depending on state and territory curriculums, these include for example:
- Modern History – many states and territories
- Indigenous Culture and Languages (ACT)
- Aboriginal Studies (NSW, SA)
- Aboriginal and Intercultural Studies (WA)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (QLD)
- Australian and Global Politics (VIC)
Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
- O1.4 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies have many Language Groups.
- O1.6 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples live in Australia as first peoples of Country or Place and demonstrate resilience in responding to historic and contemporary impacts of colonisation.
- O1.9 - The significant contributions of Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the present and past are acknowledged locally, nationally and globally.