Thursday, 25 May 2017

NAIDOC Week classroom ideas

NAIDOC Week is held in the first week of July and is a fantastic time to explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. It's also the perfect opportunity to introduce young students to the key symbols and meanings in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. 

I'd like to take you through the NAIDOC Week Activity Pack by TechTeacherPto3 and explore its connection to the Australian Curriculum. 

Inside this pack there is something for all grades, with nearly 30 pages of activities for bringing NAIDOC Week into your classroom.

Finding meaning in acronyms such as NAIDOC Week.

Explore the meaning behind the acronym with this full colour classroom poster and fill in the NAIDOC Week Flip Book when undertaking research on who, what, when and why of this special celebration.

Examining symbolism in flags.

Explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, their symbols and their meaning with these activity sheets and then create your own classroom flags.

Recognising 'Welcome to Country' at ceremonies and events.

Often 'Welcome to Country' is said at important gatherings but do your students know what it means? Explore the vocabulary in 'Welcome to Country' and discuss how people might feel during NAIDOC Week with these easy to use activity sheets.

Recognising the significance of days and weeks that are celebrated in Australia such as NAIDOC Week.

Throughout the HASS curriculum there is an element of exploring and recognising community celebrations both within Australia and in other countries. In this pack you will find useful word wall vocabulary cards on key words, word search, posters and colouring pages so you can create a fantastic classroom display!

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