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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events

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Find out about events, including NAIDOC celebrations and activities, happening in Queensland and around Australia
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Information of Aboriginal and Torres Strait events can be found in this Queensland based website. The Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs (DATSIMA) provides the list of events. From National Sorry Day in May to NAIDOC week in July and International of World's Indigenous People in August.

These events can be included in a school or class calendar. This  resource also provides links to each of the events which explains the events and what is done on the day or week to celebrate it.

 

One such event is NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islander Day Observance Committee) week where the picture of the event can be seen on this annotation. By clicking the NAIDOC link on the site teachers can show students the pictures of how this event is celebrated. The pictures gives the teacher and students ideas of the event and then it can be celebrated in one's own school.

During this week, children can learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and participate in learning about the history. There are links to dreamtime stories which are a fabulous activity the class can do to learn about  Indigenous perspectives.

Engaging in Indigenous creative arts and dot paintings are also a great way of celebrating the events listed on the site and which are provided on the site with the links to such activities.

Working with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community can also be arranged to furthur the students knowledge of Aboroiginal and Torres Strait Islander culture (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014 pp 345-364).

These actiivities can be done with the other events listed on the site, not only NAIDOC.

 

 Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching Society and Environment. 5th Edition. South
Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

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My Place

My Place | Learning about school, local, national and global events | Scoop.it
Camilia Bachtiar's insight:

This resource covers and addresses many points from the stage 1 curriculum subject matter of change continuity, particularly events (Board of Studies, 2006 p50). 

On the site it introduces the timeline concept through visual representations. The timeline displays children from pre-1788 European settlement to present day Australia. Not only does this website provides a history of Australia it also provides a reflection or  a representation of the children in the past and an insight on their lives. Learning the history of Australia to present day and looking at the representation of the lives of children in differing years gives the children the opportunity to see the continuity and change in the community, the different perspectives shown, significant events occuring in the lives of the children, cause and effect of history through timelines and empathise with the children (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014 pp181-187)

 

It compares childrens' lives and events that occured during that year.

There are also great resources for teachers on the link 'teachers site'. In this site there are many lesson plans published for teachers. These plans can be used for the childrens lesson that examines the lives of these children. The site also comprises of videos which the class can watch together and teachers can discuss the important events that occured during the child's lifetime and also the year in which the video was set in. With the example of ther timeline shown children can make their own timeline of their life or the timeline of Australian history with the example used in the My Place website. This teaches children to construct their own timeline (Board of Studies, 1998 p50).

 

Board of Studies, NSW.(1998). Syllabus: Human Society and its Environment K-6. Retrieved
from http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/go/hsie

 

Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching Society and Environment. 5th Edition. South
Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

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Earth Hour international

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Camilia Bachtiar's insight:

The earth hour website  is a great resource for stage 1 students to use for learning about global events because it teaches children the concept of being an 'ideal global citizen' who raises awareness of climate change, ecological sustainablity and sustailable futures. This topic touches upon the subjects of geography and science (Browett & Ashman. 2010 pp5-7).

Regarding the topic of change and continuity earth hour is a perfect representation of the global community's efforts in raising awareness of climate change and introduces strategies to change the use of our resources (electricity, water use, cars etc) and on carbon dioxide emmisions and pollution. This good change in people's  habits are hoped to be a continuity for a cleaner environment. In terms of past and present of earth hour there is a link to the 'history' of it that outlines the establishment of earth hour and the importance of the people who established it in the past the significance of the people who contribute to the cause in the present (Gilbert & Hoepper, 2014)

 

On this this particular page of the link it displays the lists of countries involved in the event and how they may celebrate it.

By clicking the links of the different countries displayed  it directs students to the earth hour website of that certain country. For example the Australian Earth Hour website:http://earthhour.org.au/  

Directing kids to each countries different Earth Hour site and also the 'interactive map' link on the page displays an array of pictures from each of these countries on the earth hour day. A variety of questions can be asked for the students to answer and gauge from the pictures they see. Such questions can be on a worksheet activity: 'Which country?', 'What is shown in the picture?', 'What do they do on Earth hour?'. Students can also research information about Earth Hour as a class with the teacher like 'what date is Earth Hour is on and what time?' and 'What is the purpose of the event?'.

Teachers can also ask students how they would celebrate or take part in the event and what activities they would engage in.

 

Gilbert, R. & Hoepper, B. (2014). Teaching Society and Environment. 5th Edition. South
Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

 

Browett, A. & Ashman, G. (2010). Thinking Globally: Global perspectives in the early years classroom. Education Services Australia 2008. pp5-7

 

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Customise your own Calendar

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Australia 2014 – Customized Calendar. 

Camilia Bachtiar's insight:

Getting children to customise calendars is a great way of learning about the students and what they celebrate.

Although this website requires the teacher to register in order to access the customised calendar, the idea and activity overall is worth including in the class.

This activity may use interactive whiteboards (IWB) as a class activity. A teacher may ask children the dates of their birthdays and the different events they may celebrate at home with their families and communities.

Stage one children may have limited knowledge of what they celebrate and when it is. Therefore teachers can make the students bring a questionaire or worksheet home and ask their families what they may celebrate and when. Bringing this information together a class discussion can be formed and the teachers can include those events to the class customised calender. This gives the opportunities for chidlren to "gather infomation about significant family and community events, using a variety of sources" and can "examine why the events and particular days are important to themselves, thier families and communities" (Board of Studies, 1998 p50).

Bringing the different events children celebrate onto the class calendar this  "assists students to compare and contrast days and events that are significant for their families, and days that are significant for the community and people from other cultures" (Boards of Studies, 1998 p51)

 

Other activites that the class can do together on the calendar is to note down and gather the celebrations they have learnt in class together such as Harmony day, Earth hour and NAIDOC. Students are able to address the syllabus point of engaging in "activities associated with current family, school and local events as well as relevant national and global events" (Board of Studies, 1998 p50).

Teachers may also exhibit a sample of a ready made calandar complete with the different events that are usually marked. Events and days such as  ANZAC day or Remembrance day can be discussed briefly with the class.

Customisation of a calendar also expands the student's knowledge of  months, years and days. It also touches on identity are what each children value as an event (Ibid).

 

 Board of Studies, NSW.(1998). Syllabus: Human Society and its Environment K-6. Retrieved
from http://k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/go/hsie

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Harmony Day - an event for all

Harmony Day - an event for all | Learning about school, local, national and global events | Scoop.it
Camilia Bachtiar's insight:

Harmony day is an exemplary event for children to learn about. It is an event which aims to bring schools, communities and people together to embrace multiculturalism and cultural diversity. Although it is  a national event it can also be considered a school, local and community event. Pictures are shown on the site of how each state or community celebrate Harmony day.

It would be a desirable resource to use prior to the event date on the 21st of March. It may be apart of the schools program already but informing students of the event before the day adds value as to why the school may celebrate such an event. The 'About Harmony Day' link provides useful information for the teacher and can be shared with the students of the history of the event. The event itself addresses a few points on the HSIE curriculum including engaging in activities associated with current family, school and wider community.

To find information on the event the Harmony Day website possesses excellent resources for students and teachers.

The concept of multiculturalism can be introduced by teachers and explaining to the students that the change of Australia being so culturally diverse is good and sohuld be celebrated.

Student's activities on the event range from art activities (paper chains, balloons, badges and medals), crosswords, dice games etc.

On the day it can be dedicated with learning about different cultures and sharing each others' cultural traditions. Teachers may create group  activities and discussions of each of the student's background, culture and food (which children can bring from home).

The Harmony day event can bring the school, community and people together to embrace cultural diversity.

 

 

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