First Languages Australia and ABC Education launched the ‘Marrin Gamu’ song competition to introduce Australians to the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, and to encourage them to learn about and celebrate these languages. Through engaging with translations of a song into a number of different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, children will […]
Children listen to, and learn to sing and understand, the lyrics to Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody’s ‘From little things big things grow’ as a way to develop an early awareness of historical socio-economic injustices towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Children will also appreciate the importance and opportunities associated with supporting Aboriginal and […]
In this activity, children plan and carry out a simple but culturally appropriate and meaningful performance to Family and Community Room visitors to show their pride in, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. The performance should help to make local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and community members feel […]
In groups of 6 – 8 (making only 3 or 4 groups in total), students will respond to a song with a sustainability message by choreographing and performing a dance or mime.
Inspire and motivate learners to explore the role of music in social change. Focusing on issues of inequality, this resource will enable learners to consider aspects of human rights and equality issues and discover how music has been used to express people’s voices.
Building belonging: A toolkit for early childhood educators on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice
‘Building Belonging’ is a comprehensive toolkit of early education resources which includes an ebook, song with actions, educator guide, posters and lesson plans. It is focussed on encouraging respect for cultural diversity and tackling racial prejudice in early childhood settings.