Audience: Years 6-10
Submitted by: Matt Kelly
This article refers to Tony Abbott calling the people who live in remote communities in Western Australia as making a ‘lifestyle choice’. Mr Abbott wanted to close these communities down and, in the process, angered many of the community completely ignoring parts of Aboriginal culture.
1. Students watch a 6min 53secs ABC 7.30 Report about the topic (embedded in article).
2. Students and teachers discuss a special place and why it is important to them, highlighting ‘links to the land’.
3. Students write down how they think Aboriginal people would respond to such a decision.