As many of you will know our Sister company The Aboriginal Early Childhood Collective recently launched their online STEM Summit for early childhood educators. During this virtual event the Koori Curriculum shared some of our top resources that we recommend to educators when they are considering how to embed Aboriginal perspectives in their STEM program.
We have collated a list of these products for our community and hope that you find them helpful and consider them when planning your STEM curriculum.
Bronwyn Bancroft Books
Bancroft is a proud Bundjalung Woman, visual artist and well-renowned book illustrator. Bancroft’s books are well-loved by the Aboriginal and early childhood community alike. Over her career spanning several decades, she has produced over forty children’s books that embrace several numeracy, literary and STEM concepts.
Learning about and working with your local Aboriginal seasons is a fantastic way to teach children about ecology as well as natures rhythms and patterns. Regardless of whether these particular resources are relevant to your local nation you will be able to use them as a springboard that supports children to notice and observe natures signs and signals. Using resources that are not from your nation also allows educators to support children’s understanding of the diversity of First Nations Peoples.
Tools and Weapons
At Koori Curriculum we are strong believers that children should be exposed to a range of both fiction and non-fiction books. Having the following resources available will develop children’s understanding of Aboriginal engineering and construction practices.
At Koori Curriculum we have a number of resources that support children’s emerging math skills that celebrate Aboriginal culture.
Whilst we are developing children’s STEM knowledge it is also important that we strengthen our own. The following are some great resources for Educators and Parents.