Starting with a class brainstorm on Mabo, students will identify key people and terms they learn through their own research. This task provides a base knowledge to continue the lesson with two captioned short videos, with a break between each for answering worksheet questions.

The worksheet final queston on Vincent Lingiari can be provided as homework, with further activity on indigenous rights available through development of a timeline.


Lesson plan (DOCX)

Worksheet (DOCX)

Meets Australian Curriculum codes: 


After Mabo series: 
Fiction of terra nullius (3:01)
A country's shame (3:02)
Law stick (3:01)

Select red 'CC' on media players to watch captions.