National Reconciliation Week T Resources

Be a voice for generations.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The 2023 theme, “Be a Voice for Generations.” encourages all Australians to be a voice for reconciliation in tangible ways in our everyday lives and act for a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.
We have curriculum-aligned lessons for all levels that are ideal for extending the theme of reconciliation into the classroom.

Why it's important

Each of us has a role to play in reconciliation. The role of teachers is important and unique as we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures.

Cool focuses on helping students build understanding and broaden their perspectives when engaging with social issues. Our lessons are designed to empower students with information, letting them fully embrace the topic and energising them to create positive change.

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. The project covers a range of frequently asked questions to help educators overcome some of the barriers to teaching these perspectives.

Learning through film

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The Final Quarter - Watching The Film

  • Secondary
  • Year 5 - 12
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social Action
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Blue Water Empire

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business and Economics
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
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The Last Daughter

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • English
  • Learning through film
  • Text Analysis
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social Action
  • Unit
  • ...

Who We Are: Brave New Clan - People

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • The Arts
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social Action

Culture and Reconciliation in the classroom

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Take 3 For The Sea - Taking Action for Our Oceans

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Oceans
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
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IMAGI-NATION{TV} - Looking Outward

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 3 - 10
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Work Studies
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
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The Final Quarter - Racism, Rights And Reconciliation

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social Action
  • Unit
  • Cool+
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Cool Burning - Traditional Land Management

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Unit
  • Cool+
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What's So Cool About Cool Burning?

  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 6
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Unit
  • ...

Bridging the Digital Divide

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking

Professional learning

  • Professional learning
  • Cool+
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Teach Caring for Country Using Fire

  • Primary
  • Year 3 - 5
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Environmental
  • Land Management
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Professional learning
  • Cool+
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Teach Indigenous Land Management Using Fire

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Environmental
  • Land Management
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education (Reconciliation Australia)

Reconciliation in Education is a program run by Reconciliation Australia that supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to develop environments that foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. Narragunnawali (pronounced narra-gunna-wally) is a word from the language of the Ngunnawal people, Traditional Owners of the land on which Reconciliation Australia’s Canberra office is located, meaning alive, wellbeing, coming together and peace.

Narragunnawali’s online platform is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Through the Narragunnawali platform, schools and early learning services can develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and teachers and educators can access professional learning and curriculum resources to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.