My Family Matters Ipswich is a celebration of modern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and the everyday role models that exist within them. This story captures everyday life, shining a light on ordinary families doing extraordinary things.
For the Hartas family of 13 in Ipswich, Queensland, balancing contemporary life with culture includes dealing with disability, preparing for the arrival of a new grandchild and reconnecting with long lost family.
They are a family that face lots of challenges, but are firmly held together by love.
This study guide is mainly aimed at mid to senior secondary school levels, with relevance within the class activities to the Cross-Curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, within the Australian Curriculum.
My Family Matters Ipswich can be linked to the following subject areas within the Australian National Curriculum:
- The Arts (Media Arts)
My Family Matters Ipswich is also recommended as a supplementary text for studying the following Senior School subjects:
- Health and Human Development
Key general topics arising from the film are: individual, family and community well-being, self-esteem, personal responsibility and respect, and fostering an awareness of cultural heritage within a modern, contemporary, urban Australian context.
My Family Matters Ipswich may also be linked to the Australian National Curriculum General Capability of:
- Personal and Social Capability
- Intercultural Understanding.
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