Quick summary: In this activity, children will explore who Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are. Children will listen to a story featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander characters or events, and will understand that for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, sharing stories can be a way of sharing knowledge and histories.
This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to introduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to children and to help you build your confidence in sharing this topic with children and families.
This activity forms part of the unit Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that the Introductory Lessons be completed before exploring any of the themed activities with children in order to give them a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
- Flashcards – you can use these as a digital presentation slides, or print them off as physical images
- A picture book featuring an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander story or characters – this List of Resources includes book suggestions to help you choose a story.
|Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity||4. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect|
|Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world||2. Children respond to diversity with respect|
|Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners||1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
This activity has been developed with the support of the Philipps Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.