How to Easily Plan for Embedding First Nations Perspectives in your Classroom

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Dharawal people and the Whadjuk Boodjar people.

We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Artwork by Dunghutti artist Aunty Cynthia Younie.

 

As Aussie Teachers, we know it is important to embed First Nations Perspectives in our daily lessons. But, we also know sometimes it just isn’t that easy.

 

We speak to many teachers here at Rainbow Sky Creations and most often we hear that teachers, ‘Don’t want to do the wrong thing’ when embedding Aboriginal perspectives, or, they don’t know what to focus on beyond the annual school NAIDOC Week celebrations in July. 

 

If these 2 worries resonate with you, or you are just keen to include a little more about Aboriginal life and culture in your classroom in 2024, you are in the right place. 

 

Learning about Aboriginal perspectives is a continuing journey for us as well – there is always something to learn. That is why we love collaborating with Wingaru Education to help other Aussie teachers too.

 

Imagine a year filled with opportunities to celebrate and integrate First Nations perspectives seamlessly into your teaching…

 

Introducing the Wingaru Education Yearly Wall Planner for 2024 – your new secret weapon in creating an inclusive and culturally rich learning environment. 

 

This fantastic resource is not only a practical tool for planning your year but also a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. It is perfect for your own classroom, the staffroom or a school common area like a library, hall or office.

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What’s Inside? How this Resource will Help Teach First Nations Perspectives

The Wingaru Education Yearly Wall Planner covers the dates from January 1st to December 31st, 2024. 

 

This planner is packed with essential Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander key dates. This means you’ll never miss an opportunity to explore and discuss significant cultural events with your students.

 

Alongside the important dates, the planner comes with a treasure trove of classroom inclusion ideas.

These suggestions are designed to seamlessly weave First Nations perspectives into your teaching, making it easy and enjoyable for both you and your students.

 

Quality That Speaks Volumes

Printed right here in Australia, the A1-sized planner is visually beautiful. Its vibrant design, featuring artwork from the talented Dunghutti Artist Aunty Cynthia O’Brien Younie, adds an authentic touch to your classroom or staff room. 

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Supporting Indigenous Voices

One of the standout features of this calendar is that it’s not just a tool – it’s a collaboration with the Indigenous community. 

 

Designed by Wingaru Education in partnership with Aunty Cynthia O’Brien Younie, the planner is a celebration of First Nations art and culture.

By bringing this resource into your classroom, you’re not just enriching your students’ learning experiences; you’re also supporting an Aboriginal-led business.

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Why You Need It to Help Teach First Nations Perspectives

In a country as diverse and culturally rich as Australia, it’s crucial to ensure that our education system reflects and celebrates the heritage of our First Nations peoples. 

 

The Wingaru Education Yearly Wall Planner for 2024 is more than just a way to keep track of dates; it’s a commitment to creating an inclusive, respectful, and culturally aware learning environment. 

 

Plus it makes planning so much easier, with ideas about when and what to include in your classroom. Our favourite part is the ‘Suggested Lesson’ list included for each month.

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Why is this an important part of our teaching?

  • It is part of the job
  • It supports reconciliation
  • It supports better outcomes for Aboriginal students
  • It counters misconceptions and stereotypes that feed unconscious bias and racism
  • It supports truth telling – the true history of Australia should be known by all Australians
  • First Nations knowledge is really interesting

 

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Source: Wingaru Education

 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Wingaru Education and grab your Yearly Wall Planner now. Click here to take you there.

 

Let’s make 2024 a year filled with cultural celebration, learning, and growth for both you and your students!

 

What to read next:

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