Lesson Plan Oral Local History Study

Below is a lesson plan to be used with the study ‘Stories about the Eurobodalla by Aboriginal People, 2006’.

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It is a comprehension and teaching study using actual stories by local Eurobodalla Aboriginal Elders, aimed at Stage 4 and lower Stage 5 students.

The booklet is designed to educate all students about the history of some recent descendants of the original inhabitants of the Eurobodalla, to look at the social history of the area through the eyes of Aboriginal inhabitants and to create talking points in classrooms about various issues.

It also aims to provide comprehension exercises based around an oral history tradition, which is an unusual opportunity for students.

The booklet has been prepared with the utmost respect for the persons interviewed, their ancestors and their descendants. It is written on and about land that is the traditional home of various clans of the Yuin nation, but predominantly the Walbanja and Brinja-Yuin People.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The booklets contain references to Aboriginal People, some of whom are deceased and others who live in the region.

Story contributed by Martin Ind from Moruya High School. Published in 2016.