Marrin Gamu-Many Languages, One Song

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 […]

Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody – ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’

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 […]

Performance in a Family/Community Place

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 […]

Play School ‘Walking Together’ Special Episode

Play school is an educational children’s show produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. To celebrate NRW in 2021, Play school shared a special ‘Walking together’ episode. In this activity, educators will support children to learn how they can take action towards reconciliation. 

Recycling Rhythms

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.

Raising Our Voices: Music resources for 7-11 year olds

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.

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