The acronym NAIDOC stands for the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee and NAIDOC week (7-14 July) is devoted to events celebrating the Indigenous communities’ histories, cultures and achievements. Events taking place across Australia include talks, music performances, art exhibitions and workshops for various audiences including children.
Apart from engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and languages, the Greek language teacher can potentially use this significant week in the Australian calendar as a starting point for classroom discussions about all languages and cultures, the importance of valuing and developing them and the implications the large variety of languages and cultures has for the contemporary multilingual Australian society.
For NAIDOC week events taking place across Australia, students and teachers can visit the link here.
2019 NAIDOC Week poster source:
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