Teaching Resource

What is NAIDOC Week? – Comprehension Task

PDF | 3 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

A comprehension task to use in the classroom when learning about NAIDOC Week.

What is NAIDOC Week all about?

NAIDOC Week celebrates and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures. The week occurs annually in July, usually including the second Friday. This day was historically celebrated as ‘National Aboriginal Day’. NAIDOC Week provides an opportunity for all Australian people to recognise the history and achievements of our First Nations peoples.

Explore the importance of NAIDOC Week with your students

This teaching resource includes a comprehension text about NAIDOC Week and the ways in which it is celebrated. Once the students have read the text, they are required to answer the comprehension questions provided. Add this activity to your normal literacy sessions to acknowledge and commemorate this important Australian event.

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. You may also like to explore the NAIDOC Week theme with your students using the following resource:

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    Lisbeth McCoy

    This looks great, is there anything for Year 2?

    Lisbeth McCoy · Jun 20th, 2021


    Hi, Lisbeth! Here is a link to another task for younger students: https://www.teachstarter.com/au/teaching-resource/naidoc-2021-heal-country-worksheet-early-years/

    Bronwyn · Jun 21st, 2021

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