"Why" - Uncle Roy
English Stage 4


There's a pressing need for educational resources that include the voices of Aboriginal Peoples and Survivors of the Stolen Generations. These perspectives are integral for a comprehensive and authentic understanding of Australia's history, and are crucial to respect for principles of self-determination and representation.

Kinchela Boys Home has therefore developed a series of Aboriginal-led Syllabus Packages and Lesson Plans to assist teachers in delivering nuanced and culturally-informed content across the History, English and Aboriginal Studies curricula, that seek to foster empathy, truth telling, healing and active reconciliation.

About this Resource

Covering Outcomes EN4-8D and ENLS-16D of the Stage 4 English Syllabus, this resource examines a literary text from a survivor of the Kinchela Boys Home in order to provide students with insight into Aboriginal experiences in Australia and the interconnectedness of Country, Place, People, Identity and Culture in texts. Including a teachers’ guide and an 8-page activity booklet for students, the material combines short contextual extracts and biographical information with multi-modal responses to help students develop close literary analysis and critical argumentative skills.

The lesson plan contains:

  • 1 PDF for teachers
  • 1 PDF for students


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By purchasing this syllabus you are helping us to continue our work: supporting Survivors and their Descendants and Families; advocating for change and social justice; and educating Australians about the horrors of the Stolen Generations, so we can ensure these mistakes are never made again.

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"Why" - Uncle Roy

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