Learning Pack: Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count!
Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! tells the story of this historic milestone through the eyes ofACPA students as they reflect on the creative process, research and the performance which shaped who they are today and their understanding of the campaign to be counted.
Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! exhibition provides a rich source of learning and gives important first-hand perspectives on Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders and how the 1967 Referendum changed their world.
Cross Curricular Connection: This exhibition addresses cross-curricular needs in terms of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. Additionally, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, they can strongly see their identities and cultures reflected. And, for all students, there are opportunities to gain respect for and recognise the world’s oldest continuous living cultures. There is a lot to be gained for all high school students in attending the exhibition or viewing some of the archival footage online.
Apart from targeted learning programs for specific subjects, we have put together the Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! Cross Curricular Resource Pack of resources and links relevant for high school students generally. It contains links to archival footage and script of Reflections:Referendum 40 years and to the future.
History and English Curricular Connections
Targeted learning programs have been put together as part of Don’t Just Count Us, Let Us Count! for:
- Year 10 History, and English
- Senior Modern History, and English
- Connections can be found also for students of Drama
Attending the Exhibition
Online Activity Programs
- Scenes of ‘67
Explores: First-hand perspectives of the importance and impact of the 1967 Referendum on Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. The perspective is gained through scripts, video footage of the theatre production, and digital stories created from interviews
Focus: History Year 10, Modern History Unit 2, English Year 10 and Senior English Unit 2
- Freedoms, Rights and Movements
Explores: Human Rights and impact of major global movements in Australia
Focus: History Year 10 Civics and Citizenship Year 10
- Global Influences on Popular Culture
Explores: Global influences on beliefs, values and living standards and its reflection in popular culture providing a social and historical context for the 1967 Referendum
Focus: History Year 10
Explores: The language of protest and persuasion
Focus: English Year 10, History year 10 and Senior English Unit 2
Learning notes PDFs
- Back in Time to 1967 Task Sheet (PDF 256.8 KB)
- Beliefs and Values Over Time Task Sheet (PDF 143.6 KB)
- Don't Just Count Us, Let Us Count!: Scenes of '67: Activity Instructions (PDF 311.7 KB)
- Final Scenes Checklist (PDF 188.9 KB)
- Freedom Then, Freedom Now: Freedoms, Rights and Movements: Activity Instructions (PDF 293.2 KB)
- Freedom Then, Freedom Now: Global Influences on Popular Culture: Activity Instructions (PDF 259.9 KB)
- Freedom Then, Freedom Now: Participate! Activity Instructions (PDF 252.0 KB)
- Freedoms Manifest Task Sheet (PDF 333.5 KB)
- Participate! Campaign Checklist (PDF 194.2 KB)
- Participate! Examples of Campaign Materials from the Freedom Then, Freedom Now exhibition (PDF 2.0 MB)
- Participate! Message Analysis Checklist (PDF 151.7 KB)
- Participate! Message Slogan Checklist (PDF 238.8 KB)
- Participate! Quick Analysis Template (PDF 168.9 KB)