YEAR 4 – Home learning activity

Activity

Watch the ABC’s Behind the News video about the Stolen Generations.

After viewing the video, discuss the following questions or write your answers in a book.

  • What was the main point of this story?
  • Why do you think the Aboriginal children taken from their families are known as the Stolen Generations?
  • It was government policy that Indigenous children be removed. Why do you think they thought this was necessary?
  • ‘They thought they were doing the right thing.’ How has social policy changed?
  • What is assimilation?
  • Imagine being taken away from your family. How does it make you feel?

After unpacking the video, watch one of the below videos and write a letter to one of the survivors.

CONCLUSION
  • Use the yarning circle inspired space you have created in your home to allow your child to share their work.

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