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Education

A key goal in the In My Blood It Runs campaign is to make Australian schools more culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

As guided by those onscreen and the Arrernte and Garrwa Elders and Advisors, we are employing a number of strategies to help affect this change.

IN THE CLASSROOM

Whether you’re teaching in-person or virtually, we’re here to support you!

The film is available for free to all schools in ‘Australia’ and New Zealand from 30 April – 3 June, and we’re particularly encouraging teachers to engage with it during Reconciliation Week 27 May – 3 June (see details for our online excursions below).

The technical details: we will create an online link specifically for your school. You can share this link with your students to watch from home according to your class schedule or assign it as their homework. Once they have watched it, you can then use our educational resources (available below) to design learning activities to go with the film. 

Please note if your students have limited internet access or you need to use a specific platform to deliver content to your students we can work with you to find solutions.

ACCESS THE FILM

1. Free Online School Screening

The film is available for free to all schools in ‘Australia’ and New Zealand from 30 April – 3 June.

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2. Rent and stream online

Rent and stream the film via Vimeo on Demand for a limited time.

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3. Buy Education DVD or Streaming License

By purchasing an education licence you can screen the film on your school campus at any time.

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4. Stream online at Kanopy

Stream the film for free, thanks to the generous support of your public library or university.

Coming in June 2020

RESOURCES

The In My Blood It Runs team has been working with education partners to develop three classroom resources.

We developed these Education resources with an Advisory Board who read, discussed and redrafted these guides over many months. Special thanks to Alanna Raymond, Tessa Keenan, Stephanie Woerde, Esma Livermore and Julie Bover from Reconciliation Australia, Alex Shain from Shark Island, Maria Katsabanis from Australian Human Rights Commission, Renee Phillips from National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition, and Keren Shlezinger.

ATOM Guide (Yr 9-12)

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High Resolves (Yr 9-12)

Coming soon

COOL Australia (Yr 7-12)

Coming soon

VIRTUAL SCHOOL ‘EXCURSIONS’

Take your class on a ‘Virtual Excursion’ to watch the film and participate in a live online Q&A with the filmmakers and targeted moderators for each subject area. The education resources are pitched at Yrs 9 – 12 students, but the conversations are appropriate for high school students more generally.

To join us for any of the below dates, simply indicate your interest on the form when you apply for your free school screening!

DATE
TIME
SUBJECT

, AEDT

AEDT

Introduction to Professional Learning (Teachers only)

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May 25, 2020, 2:00 PM AEDT

2:00 PM AEDT

Aboriginal Studies (40 mins)

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May 26, 2020, 2:00 PM AEDT

2:00 PM AEDT

Science (40 mins)

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May 27, 2020, 2:00 PM AEDT

2:00 PM AEDT

History & Civics (40 mins)

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May 28, 2020, 2:00 PM AEDT

2:00 PM AEDT

English & Media Studies (40 mins)

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May 29, 2020, 2:00 PM AEDT

2:00 PM AEDT

Legal Studies (40 mins)

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

The truths of our history – either from before or after invasion – have not been typically taught in schools and universities. If they have, they may have been taught in ways that marginalise First Nations perspectives. As such, it is not uncommon for educators to feel unsure about how to approach teaching about the violence committed against First Nations peoples, nor about how these ongoing injustices can continue to have an impact today. 

In My Blood It Runs recognises this challenge and encourages educators (and anyone interested) to further their understanding of themes in the film by taking up the following Professional Learning opportunities with our partner organisations before engaging with our classroom resources with students.

Watch a free professional learning session hosted with Dr Chris Sara from Stronger Smarter Institute, Stephanie Woerde and Alanna Raymond from Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali team to support you to use In My Blood It Runs in the classroom.

 

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Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education

Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Education program supports all schools and early learning services to develop environments that foster a high level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions. The program incorporates an online platform which is free to access and provides practical ways to introduce meaningful reconciliation initiatives in the classroom, around the school and with the community. Through the Narragunnawali platform, schools and early learning services can develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), and teachers and educators can access professional learning and curriculum resources to support the implementation of reconciliation initiatives.

A professional learning resource specifically developed to support engagement with In My Blood It Runs can be accessed here on the Narragunnawali platform.

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Stronger Smarter Institute

The Stronger Smarter Institute offers unique, transformative and highly regarded programs and online training that equips educators with the tools and practices to enact high-expectations relationships in their school classrooms and communities leading to sustainable change in student outcomes.

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#LearnOurTruth

The #LearnOurTruth campaign is led by the National Indigenous Youth Education Coalition in collaboration with In My Blood It Runs documentary, BE. Collective Culture and Young Mob – a part of World Vision’s Australia First Nations Program.

The alliance is fighting for the truth and equity to be the foundation of our education system. We know that First Nations experiences through time and the full impact of colonisation is silenced in many classrooms around the country. By centring on the experiences of First Nations youth, we are calling for the public to #LearnOurTruth. We urgently need more public and political scrutiny about how every person living on sovereign First Nations land is not being taught a true history in classrooms.

#LearnOurTruth Survey

As part of the #LearnOurTruth campaign we are gathering information about people’s experiences in the mainstream education system in Australia. The first survey is to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences. 

If you’d like to contribute to the survey please visit learnourtruth.com. Please note we are only seeking responses from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 16 and 25 years at this stage. 

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