Topic 3: Significant events

Print Topic National Childrens Day

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have inhabited Australia since millennia, and their cultures, laws, ceremonies and connection to the land are strong and enduring.
(Reconciliation Australia)

This topic explores historical and contemporary events for Indigenous Australia, and provides opportunities for you to acknowledge and celebrate significant cultural events in our classrooms.

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australian observance lasting from the first Sunday in July until the following Sunday.
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Readings

Suggested reading for Topic 3: Significant events
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Cultural events

Activity: Design a unit of study around the anniversary of significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events.
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Reconciliation timeline

Activity: Create a class reconciliation timeline.
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Symbols in schools

Activity: Discuss what visual artefacts and symbolic acts at a school say about the school itself.
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Create a cultural calendar

Assessment: Research and create a Country calendar.
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Investigate local history

Assessment: Investigate a local community context - the history and contemporary issues and their impact on education.
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Topic review

Review the concepts, activities and assessment tasks in Topic 3.
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