National Reconciliation week (May 27th - June 3rd) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements. To explore how each of us can join the national reconciliation effort.

To support Australian teachers during National Reconciliation week, Cool Australia have created "Cool Burning" - a study of an Indigenous perspective of fire stick land management.

To support Australian teachers during National Reconciliation week, Cool Australia have created "Cool Burning" - a study of an Indigenous perspective of fire stick land management.

This is a series of learning activities designed to educate students about the importance of Traditional Knowledge in caring for country. Cool Burning is presented through an Indigenous perspective of land management across Northern Australia.

These Cool Australia resources are a first in that they cover both the cross-curricula priorities of 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures' and 'Sustainability', while explicitly linking to specific learning areas of the Australian Curriculum.

All learning activities contain rich video content of Indigenous rangers telling their story.

There are learning activities for students from Upper Primary (year 5) to secondary (year 10).

They are free to access and can only be found at coolaustralia.org

It's just brilliant to see Indigenous culture and land management skills presented by Indigenous rangers for all young Australians to better understand the importance of Traditional Knowledge.

These resources are free access and can be downloaded here:

Primary: coolaustralia.org/unit/cool-burning-primary/

Secondary: coolaustralia.org/unit/cool-burning-secondary/

Digital Student Toolbox: coolaustralia.org/ca_topic/cool-burning

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