The more we share, the more we have! Please download and utilise the following classroom resources I have made, and make sure to visit this page regularly to check for any future additions. By downloading these documents you are agreeing to:
not benefit financially from these resources;
not copy or modify these resources; and
credit and tag the author (@learning_to_ngangaanha) if posting about these resources online.
List of Recommended First Nations Books for Children
Download this free list of recommended texts for teaching Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and perspectives in Years K-6. As a teacher, I understand how difficult it can be to find texts that match with outcomes you are planning to teach. For each text listed, I have provided the title, authors/illustrators, front cover, recommended year levels, blurb/synopsis and a list of teaching points. For books that I have found teaching notes for, I have provided a button/link to the website or PDF online.
Categorised List of First Nations Learning Resources
Download this free list of quality resources (all hyperlinked for your convenience) to help early childhood, primary and secondary educators embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in lessons across a range of subject areas! Resources have been categorised into "themes" such as Identity, Language, Racism and so on. While you can certainly print this resource if you like, consider how to use this document digitally to maximise use of all the links provided. I have a copy saved to my iPad!
Poster of First Nations Dates of Significance
Download this free poster of significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dates. Find a special place for it in your classroom so you don't forget to discuss and celebrate (accordingly) these anniversaries and annual events. Oh, and save a digital copy to your phone/iPad too!
Blak Book of the Month for Years 5 & 6
It's time to be more consistent with our inclusion of quality BLAK literature in our classrooms! Download this PDF, purchase these books and start a Blak "Book of the Month" in your classroom. These 12 books (one for every month) have been chosen to align with significant Aboriginal dates throughout the year. For example, Freedom Day has been chosen as the book of the month for August to be used in your discussions about the Wave Hill Walk-Off (which occurred on August 23rd 1966). There is also a clear link to The Arts curriculum (specifically music and visual arts).
Blak Book of the Month for Years 3 & 4
It's time to be more consistent with our inclusion of quality BLAK literature in our classrooms! Download this PDF, purchase these books and start a Blak "Book of the Month" in your classroom. These 12 books (one for every month) have been chosen to align with significant Aboriginal dates throughout the year. For example, Day Break has been chosen as the book of the month for January to be used in your discussions about Invasion Day (commonly known as Australia Day).