National Reconciliation Week resources

This year's theme "In this together" resonates even more now as most people adapt to a new way of doing, learning and living. From 27 May to 3 June our Community Programs team brought you a range of activities, from a virtual Sprigg Lecture to our much loved Young Explorer sessions.

For educators, these activities align to the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability, along with the key concepts and organising ideas: Country and Place; Culture; diversity of language and People in particular. These resources can also be used within the learning areas of Science, Visual Arts and HASS.

Stephen and Emma doing actions to a song about fish

Young Explorers

Pre-school and up to year 2 

Young Explorers is a program for 3 to 5 year-olds based on the Reggio Emilia approach, which centres on children as the creators of their own knowledge. Children are curious individuals with the potential to learn from their surroundings. Presenters Emma and Stephen share stories, activities and songs centred around the objects and galleries of the Museum.  

Brenda L. Croft

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Years 9 - 12

The Still in My Mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality exhibition was showcased at the South Australian Museum as a part of Tarnanthi: Festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts 2019

John Carty

Sprigg Lecture: Becoming Balgo Art

Senior secondary

The South Australian Museum has been collecting Aboriginal art and material culture for over 150 years. Head of Humanities Professor John Carty talks about the recent acquisition of a collection of Balgo paintings from Western Australia.

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