Resources for Reconciliation

New teaching units of work for National Reconciliation Week 

Sharing: a teaching unit of work (Years F-2)

Based on the book Sharing by Aunty Fay Muir, Sue Lawson & Leanne Mulgo Watson
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Common Wealth: a teaching unit of work (Years 5-6)

Based on the book Common Wealth by Gregg Dreise
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More classroom units of work

  

Sharing

Posted on 27/04/2022
A teaching unit for students in Years F-2, created as part of PETAA's Resources for Reconciliation

  

Dry to Dry: The Seasons of Kakadu

Posted on 22/07/2021
From the 2021 CBCA Short List, an Australian Curriculum: English unit of work for Foundation to Year 4 with links to HASS (History and Geography), Mathematics and Science, based on the book by Pamela Freeman and Liz Anelli

  

Black Cockatoo

Posted on 15/06/2019
In the teachers’ guide to the 2019 CBCA Short List, an Australian Curriculum: English based unit of work for Years 5 and 6, with links from English to HASS, HPE and Science based on the book by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler.

  

Welcome to Country

Posted on 5/07/2017
In the teachers’ guide to the 2017 CBCA Short List, an Australian Curriculum: English based unit of work for Years 3 to 5, with links to HASS (History and Geography) and Arts (Visual Arts), based on the book by Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

  

Stories to unite us

Posted on 1/03/2013
This Global Words unit explores Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures via texts.

  

Night and Day

Posted on 1/03/2013
This English for the Australian Curriculum unit employs Dreaming stories, folktales and science.

  

Ways of being

Posted on 1/03/2013
This Global Words unit for Y8 explores ideas of cultural identity, specifically Aboriginal identity.

  

Reading the landscape

Posted on 1/03/2013
An English for the Australian Curriculum unit with a theme of investigating the geographical world.

  

1788: Was life the same for everyone?

Posted on 1/03/2013
This English for the Australian Curriculum unit of inquiry closely examines a range of texts types

  

Patterns

Posted on 1/03/2013
An English for the Australian Curriculum unit that examines patterns in literature and language.

Essays and practical articles

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Communication ecology

Date of Publication: 1/10/2013
Language as diversity and equity. With reference to the ‘communication ecology’ of the nation, Professor Joseph Lo Bianco reflects on diversity and equity as critical features of literacy in Australia.

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PETAA PAPER 224 — First Nations students and the English curriculum area

Date of Publication: 29/11/2021
This 2021 PETAA Paper by Denise Angelo, Jasmine Seymour and Sally Dixon takes a look at the major types of First Nations language ecologies on a national scale and show how this translates into teaching considerations in schools

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Find more Resources for Reconciliation Week including downloadable and interactive posters on the Reconciliation website.