National Reconciliation Week 2024 T Resources

Now More Than Ever

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 2024 theme, “Now More Than Ever” is a reminder to us all to continue to work together to fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We have curriculum-aligned lessons for all levels that are ideal for extending the theme of reconciliation into the classroom.

Enhance your teaching practice through professional learning

  • Professional learning
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Beginning to Include First Nations Peoples' Perspectives in Your Classroom (45 Minutes)

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Professional learning
  • Cool+
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How To Do an Acknowledgement of Country (45 Minutes)

  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Parents
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Leadership
  • Video
  • Cool+
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Incorporating First Nations Perspectives with Josh Cubillo PhD

  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 12
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Leadership
  • 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

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.

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
  • Unit
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In My Blood It Runs - Exploring Identity and Perspectives

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social Action
  • Unit
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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
  • Unit
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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
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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

Caring for Country

  • Unit
  • Cool+
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Caring for Country - Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities for Children

  • Early Learning
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Environmental
  • Land Management
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Activity
  • Cool+
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Caring For Country: The Flags Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Peoples

  • Early Learning
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Activity
  • Cool+
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Caring For Country: Fire Arts And Crafts

  • Early Learning
  • Parents
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Activity
  • Cool+
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Caring For Country: Fire Games

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

Editable presentations for Reconciliation Week

  • Presentation
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Creating a Meaningful Acknowledgement of Country

  • Primary
  • Year 4
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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Continuing First Nations Culture

  • Primary
  • Year 2
  • Science
  • Chemistry
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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Kinship and Moiety for First Nations Peoples

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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How Can We Protect First Nations Australians’ Media, Art Works and Practices?

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • The Arts
  • Media Arts
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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Saving Australia’s Indigenous Languages

  • Secondary
  • Year 8
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Languages
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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First Nations Kinship Systems

  • Secondary
  • Year 7
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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Diversity of First Nations Peoples

  • Primary
  • Year 4
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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The Impact of European Migration on First Nations Country

  • Secondary
  • Year 9
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • History
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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The Bush Apothecary

  • Secondary
  • Year 7
  • Science
  • Earth and Space
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Land Management
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Presentation
  • Cool+
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Mosaic Fire Patterns

  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Environmental
  • Citizen Science
  • Conservation
  • Land Management

Culture and Reconciliation in the classroom

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First Nations Science

  • Secondary
  • Year 10
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Earth and Space
  • Human Endeavour
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
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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
  • Unit
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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
  • Unit
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Tackling Racism Through Sport

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Social Action
  • Unit
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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
  • Year 5
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Indigenous Education
  • Outdoor Learning
  • Unit
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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

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.

About the Caring for Country Early Learning resources

These popular resources are designed to educate, inform and up-skill educators as they begin to incorporate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into their practice.

They explore the broader ideas of what is meant by caring for Country and connection to Country. The resources cover a range of frequently asked questions to help educators overcome some of the barriers to teaching these perspectives.