Given that reconciliation is a collective, collaborative journey, it is important to foster opportunities for all children to be engaged with planning and implementing reconciliation initiatives. This activity provides some ideas for children’s engagement.
In this activity, with the support of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, educators guide children to work together to create a shared artwork at their early learning service. This artwork will help to visibly demonstrate respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and serve as a reminder of the importance […]
This craft-based activity teaches children about the cultural meanings and significance of the colours that make up the Aboriginal Flag and the Torres Strait Islander Flag.
This activity teaches children about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their local or wider Australian community, and the value of welcoming them into their learning environments. It involves:
Guide children to construct a basic model of their local area with building blocks. Then mark important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander places, community sites and organisations within the area. Talk positively with the children about who they might meet at these places, and what important things they might learn there.
Take an excursion or organise an incursion to learn about the historical and cultural significance of: This activity involves consulting the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to find out where and what is appropriate to learn about. It is important that you draw on existing relationships when planning something that needs consultation with the […]
This activity helps children to develop an early awareness of personal or cultural differences, and a positive attitude towards difference, by celebrating what makes them special and unique. Reflecting on cultural identity and what makes you unique can help you to better understand and appreciate other people and cultures. These early attitudes and understandings can […]
This activity is about the positive things children can learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people every day. It helps children develop an early (maybe indirect or subconscious) awareness of why it’s good to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in educational settings.
In this activity, children meet members of a group or committee with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representation. If it’s not possible to meet members, they could learn about the group and what they do. This activity support children to:
This activity uses a range of map representations to engage children in thinking about the languages of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia and the distinct physical and socio-cultural geographies to which they belong.