Connect to Country through education

This project is designed to educate, inform and up-skill educators as they begin to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their practice.

It explores the broader ideas of what is meant by caring for country and connection to country. 

It covers a range of frequently asked questions to help educators overcome some of the barriers to teaching these perspectives, and to help educators go about incorporating these perspectives in a respectful and meaningful way.

List of useful resources

This list is a starting point, not a comprehensive list of all resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. There is more information and further resources available at cool.org and online.

Supporting resources

Terms of reference and protocolsDownload
Being Inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages around your centreDownload

Introductory activities

These activities are designed to give you an understanding of how to introduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to children and to help you build your confidence in sharing this topic with children and families. They form part of the unit Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities.

It is recommended that the Introductory Lessons be completed before exploring any of the themed activities with children in order to give them a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

Introductory activities

  • Activity
  • Cool+
  • ...

Caring For Country: Who We Are

  • Early Learning
  • Parents
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education

Themed activities and home learning

  • Unit
  • ...

Caring for Country Learn@Home

  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 2
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Land Management
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education