Teaching Resource

Acknowledgement of Country Poster

PDF, Word | 1 page|Grades: F - 6

A simple Acknowledgement of Country poster to display in your classroom.

Participating in an Acknowledgement of Country is an effective way of helping students develop awareness and respect for the ongoing relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (the Traditional Custodians) have with their land. The practice can be done by anyone, at any time.

The simple wording on this poster could be recited by students each day as a way of acknowledging that their learning is taking place on traditional Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander land. This is also one way of addressing the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.

Download the editable MS Word version to change the text on the poster and acknowledge the specific language group whose land your class is on.

N.B: A Welcome to Country occurs at the beginning of a formal event and can take many forms including singing, dancing, smoking ceremonies or a speech in traditional language or English. A Welcome to Country is delivered by Traditional Owners, or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have been given permission from Traditional Owners, to welcome visitors to their country.

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      NSW Curriculum alignment

    • HT2-1

      Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world

    • HT2-2

      Describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time

    • HT2-4

      Describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia

      Victorian Curriculum alignment

      Australian Curriculum alignment

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    Caroline Barton

    love this poster!

    Caroline Barton · Jan 15th, 2021

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    Thank you for this lovely feedback, Caroline! It’s so pleasing to see Acknowledgement of Country becoming so widespread among our schools, as it certainly should be! Have a wonderful day.

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jan 18th, 2021

    Donna Bartkow

    Thanks for sharing, its appreciated so much.D

    Donna Bartkow · Jun 9th, 2019

    Royce (Teach Starter)

    Hey Donna, thank you for sharing your appreciation for this poster. You are very welcome.

    Royce (Teach Starter) · Jun 10th, 2019

    Bernie McGowan

    thank you

    Bernie McGowan · Jun 2nd, 2018

    Stephanie (Teach Starter)

    You’re welcome, Bernie!

    Stephanie (Teach Starter) · Jun 4th, 2018

    Resource Updates

    • Landscape version (PDF and Word) added to the download options.

      Addition by Stephanie (Teach Starter) Feb 15th, 2021

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