Aboriginal History Essay

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In order to develop a child’s identity in accordance with both the EYLF and an Aboriginal perspective whilst also supporting children’s awareness of Aboriginal cultures and practices through a curriculum that supports children in learning about the land, earth, plants and animals, it is also important how we as educators will support this knowledge to grow (McKnight, et al., 2010). According to Harrison (2010), Aboriginal history plays a key role not only with Aboriginal children but also with non-Aboriginal children and the importance that everyone should learn about the importance of Aboriginal history. As well as educators developing a curriculum that incorporates the Aboriginal community in their area so as to include local histories, local…show more content…
Anderson (2010) also spoke about how using the Wiradjurri language within the schools and the community by having inclusion of welcome to country ceremonial sections. This enabled Anderson (2010) to begin a crusade in helping promote to other schools in taking on board the Aboriginal language as part of their curriculum. Anderson (2010) claims by doing this the Aboriginal people will begin to open up about their culture and history; which assisted in strengthening relationships between his school and Aboriginal people, in supporting them to feel important amongst the community as well as supporting their own identity (Anderson, 2010). By saying good morning to children in a preschool setting in collaboration with local Aboriginal community in learning their language, will have the same results as Anderson (2010) did with his school in supporting Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal children learn the language. This would facilitate the beginning of creating an inclusive learning environment for Aboriginal children and their families as well as supporting non-Aboriginal children to learn language that is part of our history (Anderson (2010). It will also help support
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