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Significant First Nations Australians - Inquiry Task

PDF | 3 pages|Grades: 5 - 6 | Starter Sheet

An inquiry research task to use in the classroom during NAIDOC Week.

This inquiry-based research task enables students to explore and celebrate the life of a significant First Nations Australian.

A cross-curricular inquiry task with an integrated English component

Students imagine that they are presenting a speech at the National NAIDOC Awards. To complete the task, they must:

  • choose an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who has made a significant contribution to their field
  • research the life and achievements of the person they have chosen
  • plan, write and rehearse their speech
  • present their speech to the class.

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. It is also perfect for NAIDOC Week.

Need some additional resources about significant First Nations Australians?

You may wish to provide your students with the following resources to supplement their research:


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    Victoria (Teach Starter)

    Thanks Adrian for your positive comment.
    Feel free to download our NAIDOC Resource Pack https://www.teachstarter.com/teaching-resource/naidoc-week-resource-pack/ for more resources.
    Kind regards,

    Victoria (Teach Starter) · May 23rd, 2016

    Adrian Dixon

    Yes-this resource will be extremely helpful during NAIDOC Week
    checking for more resources
    adrian d

    Adrian Dixon · May 21st, 2016

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