Watch the video What is History for?
Facilitate a discussion about the importance of learning about all aspects of Australia’s history. Consider how education can shape perspectives of history, society and culture. Then create a mind map to explore the following questions:
- What are social and cultural issues in Australia today?
- How can we use education about the Stolen Generations to bring awareness to these issues?
Read ‘The huge debt that we owe to Aborigines’.
•Plan and write a persuasive letter written to the Minister for Education, recommending that The Healing Foundation units be compulsory in all schools, incorporating evidence, examples and argumentative language features.
- Use the yarning circle inspired space you have created in your home to allow your child to share your writing with your family. Email your teacher a copy of the letter.