NAIDOC Week Education Resources for Schools

Bring First Nations voices into your classroom

This year’s theme – For Our Elders – recognises and celebrates the important roles Elders have played, and continue to play, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ communities and families. As cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and loved ones, they have guided generations and paved the way.

NAIDOC is celebrated by people from all walks of life, Indigenous and non‑Indigenous. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support and amplify the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Early learning hub – Caring for Country resources

This project is designed to educate, inform and up-skill educators as they begin to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their practice.

It explores the broader ideas of what is meant by caring for Country and connection to Country. 

Looking for more early learning or lower primary lesson ideas? 

Many of the lessons included on this page are designed for upper primary and secondary students. If you are looking for lessons for younger students, we recommend you have a look at Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education (Reconciliation Australia) have lessons for all ages.

Who We Are – Brave New Clan

Follow six extraordinary young people who share what Indigenous culture means to them today in contemporary urban Australia. Their stories are diverse yet share common themes of resilience, courage and optimism. 

The Final Quarter

These lessons cover too many subjects to mention and are based on the brilliant film about Adam Goodes, a proud Adnyamathanha man and ex-Swans AFL legend. 

In My Blood It Runs

In My Blood It Runs is an intimate and compassionate documentary from the perspective of ten-year-old Arrernte and Garrwa child, Dujuan. Dujuan is faced with the challenge of learning how and when his identity as a First Nations child is unseen and undervalued within mainstream state education. 

The Last Daughter

Engage with the profound stories of healing woven within The Last Daughter documentary. Uncover the historical significance and lasting repercussions of Australia’s Stolen Generations, while being inspired by the courage, resilience and tenacity of Brenda Matthews’ family pursuit of the truth.