Caring For Country: Who We Are

Caring For Country: Who We Are

Activity 2 of 24 in this unit

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  • Early Learning
  • Parents
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • ...

Lesson summary

Children explore some of the ways they are similar and different to each other. Children create artworks or playdough figures that represent themselves and show some of the ways they are similar and different.

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.

This activity forms part of the unit Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that the Introductory Lessons be completed before exploring any of the themed activities with children in order to give them a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

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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

  • art-making materials in a range of skin, hair and eye tones OR
  • playdough in a range of skin, hair and eye tones.

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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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