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Humanities Education

This guide supports prep to year 12 humanities teaching, and humanities education research.


Narragunnawali - resources for teachers

Narragunnawali provides curriculum and professional learning resources that support educators to teach about Reconciliation and to facilitate a greater understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.

Narragunnawali curriculum resources

Narragunnawali professional learning resources

For more information see the Narragunnawali flyer 

Resource guides

These resource guides have been created by the Education Library team to outline ways the cross curriculum priority, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, can be integrated with Learning Areas from Foundation (prep) to year 10 within the Australian Curriculum.

Our guides show the connections between the Content Descriptions and the Elaborations from the Australian curriculum and suggests relevant resources from the Library's curriculum resource collections and online sources that can be accessed to support teacher knowledge and lesson planning.

Access the  'Cross Curriculum Priority & Torres Strait Islander histories & cultures guides for F-Year 6 and Years 7-10:

Library Catalogue : Search for curriculum resources

Suggested terms to incorporate in your search:  (indigenous or Aboriginal) and australia*

You can search across all of our Education Curriculum Collections or you can select 1 of 6 specific collection. e.g. Picturebooks or Kits collection using the dropdown menu.


Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture: Perspectives from Indigenous Australians 

Dr Jeanine Leane’s article ‘Teaching with BlackWords’, provides guidance on embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture in teaching within the context of the national curriculum.

Suggested reading for critique on the Australian Curriculum via The Conversation: Pyning for Indigenous rights in the Australian Curriculum by Gary Foley and Elizabeth Muldoon.

Curriculum links

Links to relevant sections of the Australian Curriculum website with information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross curriculum priorities.

The 8 Aboriginal ways of learning is an Aboriginal pedagogy framework which guides the incorporation of indigenous perspectives.