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Connection to Country

Years 3–4

Why is Country important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? How are language, Country and spirituality linked? Learn about the first peoples of Australia and the strong connection they have to the land.


Make a box diorama to show a community organisation that is contributing to looking after the Australian environment.

Research the local Indigenous Country where you live and find out more about their culture (language, laws, spiritual beliefs, important places or important landmarks).

Australian Curriculum links

Year 3 History

The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples who belong to a local area (ACHASSK062)

Year 4 History

The diversity of Australia’s first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) (ACHASSK083)

Year 3 Civics and Citizenship

Why people participate within communities and how students can actively participate and contribute (ACHASSK072)

Year 4 Civics and Citizenship

The differences between ‘rules’ and ‘laws’, why laws are important and how they affect the lives of people, including experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACHASSK092) · The different cultural, religious and/or social groups to which they and others in the community belong (ACHASSK093)