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History from an Aboriginal perspective

Student activities

Task no. 1

History from an Aboriginal Perspective

Choose one the events recorded in sources 1 - 4 in activity 1

  • assume the perspective of an Aboriginal person involved in this event.
  • write a letter to the editor of a newspaper (300 words) in which you:
    • describe the action you are taking
    • explain why you are taking this action
    • describe the outcome you aim to achieve
    • explain the importance of this action to Aboriginal people

Note: Teachers should use their own discretion about using the activity above out of respect for Aboriginal students present in the class.