Teacher Resources

250th Anniversary of Captain Cook’s Arrival

Teacher resource books

29th April marks 250 years since James Cook stepped onto the sand at Kamay (Botany Bay). Many people are unaware of what actually happened on that day and the rest of Cook’s time here in 1770.

When Cook Came has been written and illustrated by teachers, with thorough research and consultation to create a true and balanced account of what happened when Cook came.

Today it is launched for the first time and available to purchase through the Aboriginal Studies Association.  We are so excited about getting it into schools so that students can be better informed about such a significant part of our history.

 ORDER HERE NOW – Check out the below, detailed flyer for all of your resource needs

Please place orders via this link: https://forms.gle/HsZbFbEqST1iEdkWA


We all know that finding, adapting and creating resources for Aboriginal Studies is challenging. Teachers can start by accessing the links below on this page, bringing together the best of the web for Aboriginal Studies. Download resources created by teachers of Aboriginal Studies using the links on the right. You will need your membership login details to access these.

Useful Links from other organisations

*New Excursion opportunity for the Biennale of Sydney


Biennale March to June Excursion

Closing the Gap 2018 Report

Human Rights Commission – Face the Facts 

Reconciliation in Schools – Plans and Resources

Black ANZACs ibook 2016

Sydney Harbour Foreshore

Dreamtime Astronomy Sydney Observatory 

Cyclops Press

AIATSIS – Educational Resources 

Aboriginal Studies Library Guide University of Sydney (freely accessible to general public)

Website that provides links to many sites on a variety social issues topics

ABC Splash

Aboriginal history of Sydney area

Uncle Bob Randall explains Aboriginal interrelationships to place

Reconciliation Australia

VIBE – ‘Vibe School’ – Teachers Classroom Activities  

Indigenous Education Resources – Aussie Educator

How life looks from an Aboriginal perspective – Share our Pride (incl. Timeline of Australia and teaching resources) – Reconciliation Australia

Aboriginal Astronomy

Al Jazeera English – People and Power: Two Australias documentary

Dust Echoes – animated Dreamtime stories – ABC TV

Classroom resources for combating racism in schools/developing ethical and intercultural understanding for implementation prior to teaching the history

Creative Spirits Teacher and Students Resources

Indigenous Perspectives Tuckerbag

TED talk by Australian teacher, Cally Jetta – Australia We Need to Talk

Culture Victoria – Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture is rich and diverse



Aboriginal Education

Showcases examples of school-developed context-based teaching and learning projects collaboratively developed by teachers, Aboriginal education workers and local community members.

Stage 5 – Work Samples & Activities 

7-10 Syllabus and Support Documents

HSC Sites

NSW Syllabus and Support Documents

NSW HSC Past Papers (note New HSC Format since 2012)


Human Rights Sites

Amnesty International www.amnesty.org

Australian Human Rights Centre www.ahrcentre.org

Australian Human Rights Commission https://www.humanrights.gov.au/

Human Rights – publications for teachers & students https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/education

Human Rights easy-to-understand fact sheets that address myths and stereotypes https://www.humanrights.gov.au/education/face-facts

 Human Rights Internet www.hri.ca

Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org

Human Rights Web www.hrweb.org

The Human Rights Council of Australia www.hrca.org.au

United Nations Cyberschoolbus www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/res.html

Universal Rights Network www.universalrights.net


Aboriginal Perspectives Across the Curriculum *NEW Teaching Programs April 2020

ACARA Cross Curriculum Priorities Guiding Principles

AITSL Video showing how ATSI histories and cultures can be embedded into the curriculum of any subject

Useful Resources created by teachers




Semester 2 Unit Factors that shape places – ST 3 Geography