The Healing Foundation’s Stolen Generations Resource Kit for Educators and Children has been created to educate young people about the Stolen Generations. It makes it easy for the community to start the conversation and inform discussions using facts, real examples and stories.
Cultural consultation and guidance from Stolen Generations survivors have been an essential part of this project. The Healing Foundation has also worked closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous teachers, parents, early childhood specialists and curriculum writers.
This teaching resource has been developed to introduce children from early years to the firsthand experiences of Stolen Generations survivors. While the policies and suffering of the Stolen Generations is only one part of the ongoing story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it is an essential one to learn and to teach so children have a full understanding of the history of Australia.
This Foundation Year unit is designed to give children an introduction to the presence and significance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the Stolen Generations.
The unit is designed to align with National Sorry Day (26 May), National Reconciliation Week (27 May–3 June) or NAIDOC Week (July).
The four activities can be done in one day as a block or they can be broken up over a week, month or term. They are designed to be done as a whole class, so the teacher can guide and support students. However, if resources are available the activities can be done in small groups with adult support.
Each of these activities is linked to Foundation Year Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions, as well as the Australian Curriculum Cross-curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
These activities are designed to be a starting point for educators to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into your environment.
To view activities and for more information: Healing Foundation Resource Kit