The 2024 theme for NAIDOC week is ‘Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud’. It recognises and celebrates the strength and vitality of First Nations culture. 

Alongside our growing collection of First Nations stories on Story Box, we also have classroom resources to help students explore and engage with the themes in the stories further. We have included a selection of activities from these resources below to assist you with celebrating the histories, cultures and achievements of First Nations People. 

A full list of selected activities and resources can be found in our dedicated NAIDOC Week Resource Collection on our Resources page.

Examples of selected activities include:

Heroes, Rebels and Innovators by Karen Wyld

Select one of the inspirational Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people featured in this book to commemorate and celebrate by creating a special nameplate using the template provided (in the Student Task Sheet), to honour their efforts and positive impact on society (see Classroom Ideas for details).

Our Dreaming by Kirli Saunders

Create Darrambyang (gum leaves) rubbings (see Activity Time for details)

Baby Business by Jasmine Seymour

List the important elements (symbols, objects, roles and rituals) of the ceremony in this story. Find out about ceremonies and celebrations of the local language group in your area by inviting an Elder or member to visit your class (see Classroom Ideas for details).

Further resources and ideas can be found in the NAIDOC Week Resource Collection.