An educational poster providing a rationale for teaching Australian children about Aboriginal identity.
Display this poster in your classroom as a reminder of the importance of integrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum.
Why teach all Australian kids about Aboriginal identity?
Teaching Australian children about Aboriginal identity provides a great opportunity to:
- reinforce the fact that Aboriginality is not determined by skin colour
- consider concepts of identity in a multicultural nation
- understand that cultural difference has been a basis for racism in Australia
- learn that a broader understanding of diversity can facilitate acceptance
- appreciate how Aboriginal People view their identity and changes that have occurred since colonisation.
A great addition to your collection of First Nations resources
The content in this poster addresses the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture. It could also be used to guide conversations with your students in conjunction with NAIDOC Week celebrations.
Australian Curriculum alignment
The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies)
Experiences of Australian democracy and citizenship, including the status and rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, migrants, women and children
Wingaru Kids provides quality content created by Aboriginal people in an engaging format so that students are excited to learn authentic and accurate knowledge about Aboriginal people.
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