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SIGN THE NATIONAL SORRY DAY COMMITTEES NATIONAL CURRICULUM PETITION TO ASSURE THAT ABORIGINAL HISTORY & CULTURAL AWARENESS IS MADATORILY TAUGHT FROM PRIMARY AND ACROSS NUMEROUS CURRICULUM AREAS

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is developing a new Australian curriculum to be used by all schools, including a new history curriculum. In the proposed new history curriculum, Aboriginal history post 1788 isn't largely covered until Grade 10; and then it is squeezed together in one module.

Aboriginal history should be evenly spread from early Primary onwards, with age-appropriate resources that inspire and challenge all children. In the current draft, Stolen Generations’ history is an optional and quick element – this is not good enough; it needs to be properly covered and explored by all Australian children.

What our children learn about our past is critical to our future as an inclusive, reconciled and healed nation. We must send a clear message to ACARA. Take action now by:
Complete ACARA’s online survey cross-curriculumpriorities@acara.edu.au by September 6, 2011
Sign the National Sorry Day Committee online petition on the history curriculum, which it will
present to ACARA www.nsdc.org.au