The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past (ACHASSK044)

Lesson One | Acknowledgement of Country



Activate Prior Knowledge

Think | Pair | Share

What do you think an Acknowledgement of Country is?

Do you know why we do it?

North Beach Primary School would like to acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar Nation and pay our respects to their Elders past, present & emerging.

What is an Acknowledgment of Country

An Acknowledgment of the Country is a way of showing respect for the Traditional Owners and can be given by both non-Indigenous people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are connected to another place.

We Do

Let's create our own Acknowledgement of Country for Room 11.

Example One

ABC KIDS listen acknowledges Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the Traditional Custodians of lands, waterways and skies across Australia.

We thank you for sharing and caring for the land we learn and play on.

We pay our respects to Elders, and we share our friendship and kindness.

Example Two

Here is the Land

Here is the Sky

Here are my friends

and here am I

We play today

On traditional Land

Our First Nation people

we walk hand in hand

We’d like to say thank you

for letting us share

the Land that you love

we promise to take care.

Example Three

We at Bumblebee, would like to say thank you.

To the original custodians of this land.

Thank you to The Widjabul people

of the Bunjalung Nation for letting us share your land.

We promise to look after it, the animals and the people too.

Hello Land (All touch the land)

Hello sky (All reach for the sky)

Hello me (Hug self)

Hello friends (open arms out wide)

It is important to think about the land in which our classroom stands.

Let's brainstorm some words to describe the Country we are on (e.g. ‘pay respects to Elders who have cared for the mountains, rivers, sea and sky where our school is located on ______ Country.’)

What can be found around North Beach Primary?

What are the local Aboriginal Peoples called?

Think | Pair | Share

What else do we want to include?

Let's do our own!