Resources for Reconciliation

New Whole School Units

Illustration of children swimming together inthe cover of the book Two Mates

The art of belonging — I belong with people

Based on the book Two Mates
Lower Primary Unit of Work
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A girl in a tree and a white cockatoo in flight on the cover of Landing with Wings

The art of belonging — I belong in a place

Based on the book Landing with Wings
Upper Primary Unit of Work
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More classroom units of work

  

Welcome to Country

Posted on 7/5/2017
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 3/1/2013
This Global Words unit explores Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures via texts.

  

Night and Day

Posted on 3/1/2013
This English for the Australian Curriculum unit employs Dreaming stories, folktales and science.

  

Ways of being

Posted on 3/1/2013
This Global Words unit for Y8 explores ideas of cultural identity, specifically Aboriginal identity.

  

Reading the landscape

Posted on 3/1/2013
An English for the Australian Curriculum unit with a theme of investigating the geographical world.

  

1788: Was life the same for everyone?

Posted on 3/1/2013
This English for the Australian Curriculum unit of inquiry closely examines a range of texts types

  

Patterns

Posted on 3/1/2013
An English for the Australian Curriculum unit that examines patterns in literature and language.

  

People, place, language and song

Posted on 3/1/2013
In this Global Words unit, concepts are explored as they relate to AATSI people and their cultures.

  

Nanberry: Black Brother White

Posted on 8/15/2012
In the teacher's guide to the 2012 CBCA shortlist: An Australian Curriculum: English based unit of work for Middle to Upper Primary featuring the focus text Nanberry: Black Brother White by Jackie French.

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PEN 093 — Aboriginal English

Date of Publication: 7/1/1995
In the series later re-named PETAA Papers, this PEN by Diana Eades focuses on issues for Aboriginal children and English language teaching in primary schools, including the language skills and strengths, and needs of Aboriginal children

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PEN 120 — Language tracks: Aboriginal English and the classroom

Date of Publication: 6/15/1999
In the series later re-named PETAA Papers, the purpose of this PEN by Lee Simpson, Geoff Munns and Sue Clancy is to encourage teachers of Aboriginal students to see how Aboriginal English is a pivotal element of their classroom relationships

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PEN 150 —Teaching students who speak Aboriginal English

Date of Publication: 9/22/2005
In the series later re-named PETAA Papers, this PEN by Yvonne Haig, Patricia Konigsberg and Glenys Collard explores the relationship and differences of Aboriginal English to Standard Australian English and the implications for teaching.

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Communication ecology

Date of Publication: 10/1/2013
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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Find more Resources for Reconciliation Week including downloadable and interactive posters on the Reconciliation website.