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Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron

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The Song Room in partnership with SharingStories Foundation is thrilled to launch a new resource on ARTS:LIVE - Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron.


Made in collaboration with Nyikina senior custodians, young people and community members of Western Australia's Kimberley region, students will be introduced to the Walangarri (songline) and knowledge left by Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron, a Creation Ancestor for the Nyikina People.


The resource provides an opportunity for students to discover how history is held and passed down through intricate song, dance, art and stories of the Bookarrikarra (Dreamtime). They will explore all areas of the Arts - Music, Dance, Drama, Media Arts and Visual Arts – and will learn about culture, customs, traditional practices, history and the respect for, and importance of, Country.


This new ARTS:LIVE resource is filled with lessons, videos, activity sheets and extension ideas that you can use in the classroom or share with students working from home. Detailed classroom teaching protocols are included for teachers, allowing you to bring First Nations learning into your classroom.


Cross-curriculum priorities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability, are addressed authentically and General Capabilities are embedded throughout the course.


Arts learning provides children with opportunities to explore ideas, find joy, and to learn. Get started with Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron.




This content was supplied by Arts:Live and is republished from their newsletter.

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