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Through analysis of the drafting of the Constitution of Australia students will consider what this process, and the final form the constitution took in 1901, reveal about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and freedoms. They will then assess the impact of the changes to the Constitution, brought about by the 1967 Referendum, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights and freedoms both in the short and long term.

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Using a range of primary sources, students investigate Aboriginal Australians’ rights and freedoms in first half of the twentieth century and the Freedom Ride that took place in NSW in February 1965.

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Four young adults sit on a stage seminar-style, one holding a microphone, in front of audience.

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Students use the original artworks of a published illustrator and the original manuscript of a well-known children's author.

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Closely examine works from 10 of Australia's most important artists.

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Students learn how to apply visual grammar to describe and communicate features of historical paintings.

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Students will investigate the evidence provided by a cuneiform tablet dating from c. 1860 BCE, and look at the place of artefacts such as these in a historical understanding of the emergence of writing, one of the defining characteristics of the ancient civilisation of Sumer.

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