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SBS launches Indigenous-led resources

Ahead of the upcoming NAIDOC Week, SBS Learn has launched new classroom resources that aim to support learning around the contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is held across Australia each July, with the next instalment taking place from 7-14 July.

SBS Learn’s NAIDOC Week 2019 Classroom Resources provide a framework for primary and secondary school teachers to engage students to share First Nations perspectives in their communities.

SBS worked alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander educators and the National NAIDOC Committee to develop the new set of resources for in-classroom discussion aligned to NAIDOC Week 2019.

Tailored to Primary (F-6) and Secondary (7-10) students, each resource has sections dedicated to subjects including English, Geography and History, developed in accordance with the Australian curriculum. Case studies, clips and news articles aim to bring key discussions and topics to life for students, encouraging dialogue and rich learning around the 2019 NAIDOC theme: ‘Voice, Treaty, Truth’.

SBS will mark NAIDOC Week 2019 with a dedicated schedule of programming that celebrates the success and shares the unique stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

At the heart of the network-wide NAIDOC Week schedule is the live broadcast of the 2019 National NAIDOC Awards on NITV, SBS On Demand and NITV Facebook Live (Saturday 6 July, 6.30pm).

SBS has been a long-term supporter of NAIDOC, and this year’s broadcast continues NITV’s coverage of the National NAIDOC Awards since 2011, promoting and celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

To access the new resources as a web (PDF) version and other supporting materials, please click here.

Printed copies of the classroom guides were delivered to schools nationwide from 7 June 2019, ahead of NAIDOC Week. Additional copies can be requested by contacting sbslearn@sbs.com.au.