Our School Yarns sessions provide students and teachers with introductory knowledge of Aboriginal culture in Victoria, as well as culturally respectful ways of working with and alongside Aboriginal people, families and communities.
The process is collaborative with one of our experienced Aboriginal facilitators meeting with the designated teachers previous to the session to discuss challenges, content, plans and language. This is followed by a double period workshop with students and a follow up several weeks later to debrief and work with the teachers on next steps and support needed.
Topics covered include:
- Aboriginal life before and after colonisation
- Stolen Generations, grief, loss, trauma and other effects of history
- Resilience of Aboriginal people
- Aboriginal culture overview
- Aboriginal family roles and responsibilities
- Understanding culture can be complicated
- Working respectfully with Aboriginal children, families and colleagues
The School Yarns are ideal for Aboriginal history years 7 - 10; for schools or teachers wanting to compliment their units covering Aboriginal topics and themes; as well as teacher professional development.
Register your interest in School Yarns via the form below, and a member of our team will get in touch with you.