NAIDOC Week Resources and Activities
NAIDOC Week honours the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians alike can participate in NAIDOC Week celebrations in their schools and local communities, NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 11 July. Here are five resources to support NAIDOC Week activities and learning opportunities in your classroom.
1. Australian Curriculum Aboriginal Studies
This four-book series (Foundation, Years 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6) is designed to complement the teaching of Aboriginal studies in the national curriculum. Each unit of work is designed to recognise and emphasise the importance of Aboriginal culture within Australia.
2. Scratch Australian Animals - Pack of 30
Students can make NAIDOC-themed art by scratching the black coating off these assorted pre-cut Australian animal shapes to reveal the beautiful colours underneath.
3. My Culture and Me
Beautifully written and illustrated, My Culture and Me is a heartfelt and stirring story of cherishing and sustaining Indigenous cultures.
4. Wooden Boomerangs - Pack of 10
These wooden boomerangs can be decorated to create artworks. The Creative School Supply Company recommends teachers and schools work in consultation with their local Aboriginal Communities when designing teaching and learning activities.
5. Ros Moriarty Books
Ros Moriarty, author of the acclaimed memoir Listening to Country, is also the founder of Indi Kindi early literacy education. Her beautifully illustrated and engaging picture books are perfect for Storytime during NAIDOC Week or all year round.