Introductory Lesson: Caring For Your Country

Introductory Lesson: Caring For Your Country

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Lesson summary

Children recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have strong connections to Country and that this includes caring for plants and animals that live in this Country. Children explore the ways that they can care for plants and animals in the place that they live and at their centre.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to introduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to children and to help you build your confidence in sharing this topic with children and families.

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.1 Children develop a growth mindset and learning dispositions such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity. 

4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Resources required

  • photos of features and places in your local area, such as the shops, park, beach, your centre – ensure you have at least one image of a natural feature at your centre (e.g. the big tree in the backyard of your centre, or a garden, or a grassy area, or a collection of rocks or logs).

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This is an original Cool+ activity.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.

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