Presentation on theme: "Year 10: Rights and Freedoms ( present)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Year 10: Rights and Freedoms (1945 - present) An elective depth study as part of ‘The Modern World and Australia’
2 We work in:Service referralCase ManagementHealing programsPresentations andEducation
3 Stolen Generations Education Program Talks in schools with members of the Stolen GenerationsProduced the DVDs ‘Among Us’ and ‘Nobody’s Child’Second Step education kit‘Rights and Freedoms’ resource (yet to be published, in association with HTAV)Other projects with schools as requested
4 The Modern World and Australia The Year 10 curriculum provides a study of the history of the modern world and Australia from 1918 to the present, with an emphasis on Australia in its global context. The twentieth century became a critical period in Australia’s social, cultural, economic and political development. The transformation of the modern world during a time of political turmoil provides a necessary context for understanding Australia’s development, its place within the Asia-Pacific region, and its global standing.
5 1. The origins and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Australia’s involvement in the development of the declaration – The Four FreedomsWatch: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Four Freedoms
6 Other resources: Australian Human Rights Commission (formerly HREOC) United Nations
7 2. Background to the struggle of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for rights and freedoms before 1965, including the 1938 Day of Mourning and the Stolen Generations
8 CoranderrkThe fight for Coranderrk was one of the first political struggles for Aboriginal people in Victoria.Watch: Episode 3 of the SBS series ‘First Australians’ – Freedom for our Lifetime.pid/3
9 William CooperWilliam Cooper was a prominent Victorian Aboriginal activist who was a founding member of the Aborigines Advancement League, and helped coordinate the Day of Mourning. He also led the only known public protest against Khristallnacht.Watch a news clip about William Cooper:
10 Other resources Day of Mourning http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/ Stolen Generations
11 3. The US Civil Rights movement and its influence on Australia: 1961 US Freedom Rides The US Civil Rights movement was a major influence in the struggle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights and freedoms in Australia. In particular, the Freedoms Rides were of great inspiration.Watch a trailer for a documentary about the US Freedom Rides:
25 The 1972 Tent Embassy is a great example of Indigenous activism. A documentary was made on the tent embassy, and is available on Youtube:
26 Other Resources Gary Foley History website Charles PerkinsNational Museum
27 6. The continuing nature of efforts to secure rights and freedoms in Australia and throughout the world, such as the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
28 Keating’s Redfern Speech Paul Keating’s 1992 Redfern Speech, on the even of the Year of the World’s Indigenous People’s, was one of the first speeches by an Australian Prime Minister that directly acknowledged the immense harm caused by past government policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.