Australia's Stolen Generations

That's News to Me

Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 9–12

In this lesson featuring a modified article from The Washington Post, students read about the Australian government's plan to pay reparations to the Indigenous children who were forcibly taken away from their families to attend boarding schools and religious institutions. This lesson includes comprehension and discussion questions.

Focus

current events
authentic materials
reading

Vocabulary

cattle ranch
ethnicity
boarding school
survivor
federal
ward
scar
compensation
removal
reunited
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