January 26 - Teaching Alternative Perspectives
January 26 provides us with the impetus for classroom discussions and activities about Australian history, culture and identity. It’s easy to steam ahead with a celebration of all things “green, gold and sausage rolled”. However, as teachers, it’s important to acknowledge our individual contribution to how our nation’s histories are told and to how our students come to identify what makes Australian culture “Australian”.
Join me for lots of ideas for presenting a rounded exploration of Australia Day and its history from varied perspectives, as well as some alternative ways to commemorate the day.
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