Normalise Aboriginal Culture for All Students
Why should we normalise Aboriginal Culture within the school environment? Aboriginal students are Aboriginal every day of the year, not just at NAIDOC time. They must deal with racism, discrimination and a negative stereotype every day, for the rest of their lives…. Unless we do something about it.
Well what can we do to change things? Replace ignorance with understanding. We need to normalise Aboriginal Culture and build personal connections to it for all students, their families and all teachers. Aboriginal Culture is the longest ongoing culture in the world. We should be proud and curious about it.
How do we do that? Visually and physically immerse Aboriginal Culture within the school environment every day so that all students develop an understanding and acceptance of different cultures and that diversity enriches Australian culture.
Will this make more work for teachers? No, it won’t. I have developed four (4) Cultural Classes that are easy to use with beautiful paintings and stories. There is also a different life lesson in each one. These life lessons are skills that each child will benefit from for the rest of their lives. They are conflict resolution, personal space and introverts, anger and jealousy management, environmental awareness. I have created the life lessons into posters for the classroom so there is a visual reminder that can be referred to when dealing with that issue.
Aboriginal Cultural Classes
Purchase four (4) Classes and receive a Bonus Book of “Gootamundra the Unhappy Little Turtle” plus a “Welcome to Country” Lesson Video
Each Class Set Includes:
- A Lesson Plan
- A Dreamtime Story
- A Fact Sheet
- A4 Life Lesson Poster
- A3 Colour Poster
- A4 Black and White poster for colouring in
The Rainbow Serpent
The story of how totems were given and their significants.
Life Lesson: Connect to nature to protect it.
How Kangaroo got his tail
Wombat and Kangaroo were good friends. This story is about what happened one night to change all that.
Life Lesson: Conflict Resolution
Why Emu Can’t Fly
Emu was proud of himself and the Bush Turkey was jealous of him.
What happened that Emu couldn’t fly anymore?
Life Lesson: Managing Pride and jealousy.
Why Platypus Lives Alone
All the animals used to live together until the Frill necked Lizards demanded space. Why did Platypus disappear?
Life Lesson: Personal Space and Introverts