A reconciliation hand to promote thoughtful discussion on National Sorry Day.
This activity will make a perfect addition to your collection of National Sorry Day teaching resources.
What is National Sorry Day?
National Sorry Day is an annual day of remembrance held in Australia on 26 May. The purpose of the day is to recognise and reflect upon the mistreatment of Australia’s First Nations peoples since the arrival of Europeans in 1788. The day also shines a light on Australia’s journey toward becoming a reconciled nation.
A starting point for discussing reconciliation
Allow your students to decorate the hand using colours, words or pictures that represent reconciliation. Cut out your students’ reconciliation hands and use them as part of a class or school display. Some great ideas about how to display the hands are included in the video below.
A great addition to your collection of First Nations resources
This teaching resource addresses the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Australian Curriculum alignment
Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, Anzac Day, and National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems
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