Yarning Strong - Identity Module - Just the Skin You're Livin' In

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Yarning Strong - Identity Module - Just the Skin You're Livin' In is about Tahnee, a girl who is happy at her new school until she finds out that one of her friends believes she’s only pretending to be Aboriginal...

Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780195572544 Brand/Publisher: Oxford University Press Categories: Australian CurriculumLiteracyCulture & IdentityIndigenous StudiesHumanities and Social Sciences (HASS)LiteracyEnglishCultural & IndigenousHistory

Part of the series Yarning Strong - Identity Module.

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Yarning Strong aims to reach out and engage all young people - both Indigenous and non-indigenous - and deepen their awareness and understanding of what it's really like to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in Australia today. Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's perspectives within the curriculum has long been considered best pedagogical practice for schools. Yarning Strong offers a comprehensive and accessible resource that educators can implement without fear of causing offence or perpetuating inaccurate stereotypes.

For Teachers

Many non-Indigenous Australian families have very limited first-hand experience with Indigenous Australians and meaningful aspects of their culture. This lack of contact has led to a number of misconceptions, which can manifest as racist behaviour or intolerance. The stories and themes in this series directly address the impact that stereotypical views and negative racial assumptions can have on society. It provides teachers with an excellent literacy resource as a platform to promote discussion and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's perspectives.

For Students

What's it really like being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander kid in modern Australia? This series is relevant to all students in the classroom, helping them feel connected, informed, challenged and entertained.

  • Young Indigenous students will read engaging, relevant and dynamic stories that reflect their own lives in contemporary Australia.
  • Young non-Indigenous students will gain a genuine insight into the real lives of today's Indigenous youth.

Yarning Strong Just The Skin You're Livin' In (Graphic Novel)

Tahnee is happy at her new school until she finds out that one of her friends believes she’s only pretending to be Aboriginal...


  • Knowing who you are
  • Refusing to be defined by others
  • Racism
  • Importance of family

Other Yarning Strong Learning Modules

Yarning Strong - Family Module

This module, explores the life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ families, today and in the past.

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Yarning Strong - Law Module

Law. A short word with many complex meanings. This module explores the effects British law has had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

View Law Module

Yarning Strong - Land Module

What relationship do Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have with the land? This module, offers spiritual, historical, scientific and legal responses to that question, as well as practical ways of working with this land’s resources today.

View Land Module

Other Yarning Strong Series Components

Yarning Strong Audio CDs

The audio books deliver the twelve Yarning Strong novels from across the four modules:

  • Identity
  • Family
  • Law
  • Land

Each author presents a compelling narration of their own book. The audio books also offer an accessible tool for teaching a younger audience and also support students with a lower reading ability. Each audio CD includes all 3 fiction novels from the learning module narrated by the novel author.

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Yarning Strong Professional Support Teaching Guide

This Professional Support manual has been designed to offer multifaceted practical support for teachers, by providing:

  • Background information written by Indigenous educators, covering such things as: how to handle sensitive issues, using correct terminology, and comprehensive information about Aboriginal languages.
  • Themes, text types, focus questions, links to Learning Areas and pedagogical approaches.
  • Comprehensive lesson plans for each novel with teaching and learning strategies based on the Literacy, Literature and Language strands in the Australian English Curriculum.
  • Includes Professional Support CD-ROM and Behind the Stories DVD

View Professional Support Teaching Guide

ISBN 9780195572544
Publisher Oxford University Press
Product Type Readers & Literacy,
Year Level Year 5, Year 6, Year 7,

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