Create a personalised Acknowledgement of Country with your class.
How to Write a personalised Acknowledgement of Country with Your Students
Little students can sometimes miss out on the significance of NAIDOC Week.
Help them see that they can make a difference! Help them with their understanding by completing this NAIDOC Week Acknowledgement of Country activity with your class.
This engaging and meaningful activity steps your students through:
- brainstorming what is in an Acknowledgement of Country.
- researching your local Country, including local flora and fauna.
- personalising your own Acknowledgment of Country by paying respects to your local Elders.
There is also a blank page available for students to try writing their own Acknowledgment of Country by themselves!
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to help you embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
The fill-in-the-blank template that comes as part of this activity allows students to see how their new-found knowledge fits into a traditional Acknowledgement of Country.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Students who are confident with this activity can demonstrate their knowledge in writing their very own Acknowledgment of Country.
🧑🏫 Group Lesson (or Other Activity)
Alternatively, complete this lesson as a whole class to come up with your very own Acknowledgement of Country for your classroom.
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the colour or black & white version of this resource.
Print on cardboard for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access.
Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardboard and slip them into write-and-wipe sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities and resources that cut down on lesson planning time:
An editable PowerPoint template that outlines NAIDOC Week celebrations.
A creative art activity to use when commemorating important events such as Australia Day, Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week.