Events and programs for Reconciliation Week
TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
WEDNESDAY 16 MAY 2018, CANBERRA
Do you need help teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures?
Join us for a NESA accredited, one-day workshop: Support the teaching of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures through interpretation of historical content and available resources at the National cultural institutions in Canberra.
Visit the National Library of Australia and National Portrait Gallery and work with expert staff to develop your professional skills in this cross-curriculum priority within the Australian Curriculum.
Download the flyer and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
The Narragunnawali 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.
Free Guided Walking Tour of RECONCILIATION PLACE
Bookings are essential: email@example.com or 02 6272 2902 or https://www.nca.gov.au/discover-and-learn/book-program
- Reconciliation Place provides an opportunity to explore our shared history and the significance of Reconciliation. A guide will encourage students to interpret the public artworks and explore themes of Indigenous achievements, lost children, partnerships, belonging and connection to the land.
- This tour runs for 1 hour.
Groups are required to meet promptly at the picnic shelter, next to the Questacon bus parking.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander activism program identifies significant events and ideas in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, through key individuals who have shaped the political and cultural developments involved. Students explore portraits via visual analysis, debate and pictorial representation, and discover the use of portraits as historical documents.
MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY AT OLD PARLIAMENT HOUSE
During Reconciliation week:
- Our onsite Who’s The Boss program – will focus on Senator Neville Bonner in our Senate Chamber role play
- Teachers can visit the Finders Keepers exhibition and explore personal objects owned by Senator Bonner, https://www.moadoph.gov.au/exhibitions/finders-keepers-collectors-and-their-stories/ and use the educational resources available online
Explore the 1967 Referendum further at https://stories.moadoph.gov.au/yes/
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIA
At the National Museum of Australia students explore Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dynamic living cultures, contact histories and the fights for rights and freedoms using objects, discussion and ICT. Programs are available for students in all year levels.
In the Museum’s primary program, A Living Culture, students explore how Indigenous peoples lived in Australia before European Settlement and the ways in which Indigenous cultures have adapted and evolved since 1788.
In the Museum’s secondary program, Indigenous Rights and Freedoms, students learn about key Indigenous and non-Indigenous people involved in the struggles for civil and land rights. http://www.nma.gov.au/education/resources/units_of_work/Indigenous_rights_freedoms
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
The National Library of Australia’s collection holds a diverse range of material, offering a rich interpretation of Australia's past and contemporary Indigenous culture. https://www.nla.gov.au/what-we-collect/indigenous
The Library is also home to the Mabo Case Manuscripts that include the papers of Edward Koiki Mabo (1936–1992), the leading plaintiff in the case. In 2001, this collection was inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Give your students the opportunity to engage with Mabo’s epic battle for land rights, and its legacy, by viewing
original material on permanent display in the Library’s Treasures Gallery