For teachers

If you are a teacher at any level, you are welcome to use the Living Archive materials for your teaching.  We are very interested in helping teachers to explore the use of the archive in different contexts, including the Australian Curriculum and the Draft Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages pathways.  We would like to hear of your experience so we can share it with others.

Make sure you understand the rules of the Creative Commons license under which this material is available for use. Teachers are allowed to share any materials from the site, but cannot distribute any modified material without permission from the appropriate authorities.

Schools all around the country may be interested in exploring how the materials in the archive can support the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the Australian Curriculum.

Click here for sample classroom activities, and we can also upload new ideas contributed from the community. See also the winner of best teaching and learning sequence in the #LAALcomp Digital Story Competition from 2015.

For more ideas, see the following articles :

  • Devlin, Brian, Christie, Michael, Bow, Catherine, Joy, Patricia, Green, Rebecca . 2014. Exploring the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages. Curriculum Perspectives Vol. 34, No. 3. 2014, pp.39-47.
  • Bow, C. (2016). Using authentic language resources to incorporate Indigenous knowledges across the Australian Curriculum. Learning Communities: International Journal of Learning in Social Contexts, 20, 20–39. Available from 

This latter article shows how materials from the Living Archive can be used in all learning areas of the Australian Curriculum. It addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, which need to be incorporated in all subjects according to the Australian Curriculum. Click here to read about resources in the Archive for each learning area

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics and Business
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • The Arts
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages
  • Work Studies