Indigenous Perspectives - Education Package
The diverse histories, communities and cultures of Indigenous Australian children are represented in a range of ACTF content.
Our new animated series Little J and Big Cuz follows five-year old Little J as he explores his environment and his new school. The My Place episode ‘1788: Waruwi’ depicts the arrival of the First Fleet from an Aboriginal girl’s perspective, and the episodes centring on characters Bunda and Barangaroo show what life was like for Indigenous children prior to white settlement. In our factual series MY:24, Ryan is inspired by Indigenous dance, and Tyrone discusses his transition from a troubled teenager to his current leadership roles.
The Indigenous short animation Wadu Matyidi and two accompanying units of work from our Language of Belonging resource are freely available to Australian teachers through Scootle. Wadu Matyidi tells - in Adnyamathanha language - the story of three adventurous kids who set out for a day of exploration, playing games and spooking one another with tales of ancient creatures, until they see unusual tracks that get their hears and imaginations racing. The linked units of work guide teachers and students in inquiring into natural and cultural heritage, including the creation of portfolios about students’ own ancestors, culture and heritage.
The teaching materials in this package will support teachers in exploring the cross-curricular priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, and build an appreciation of diverse perspectives. These resources are suitable for upper primary and secondary students.