- Art materials (pencils/paper/bark/paint/canvas)
- Spotify or similar/ABC Kids App
Research. Know what reconciliation means to you. – Find out what is in your local area – Talk to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people you may know
Method (or Ideas)
- Introducing children to different cultures is an important part of their growing sense of identity. Australia has a shared history with First Nations people.
- Listen to different stories and music by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
- Introduce children to different types of art in museums and galleries.
- Listen to ABC Kids and Play School episode as below.
Facilitation Tips – What To Say
- What can you see in this artwork?
- Artwork: look at all the colours (label them)
- Artwork: this was painted by…
- This book was written and illustrated by…
- We live on …. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country
- This story is about…
Extend the Experience
Watch, listen https://iview.abc.net.au/show/languages-of-our-land
Go on a nature walk and look for native flora and fauna in your area
WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour
This could be expended to include physical activity through nature walks.
Early Years Learning Framework
- Children respond to diversity with respect
- Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
- Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.
Principle 2: Partnerships. Partnerships are based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and build on the strength of each others’ knowledge.
Practice: Cultural competence. Cultural competence is much more than awareness of cultural differences. It is the ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures.