Portraits of Home – Jajoo Warrngara – The Culture Classroom


In this unit, students use photography as a means to capture the essence of their local communities. They analyse the features of a photograph and explore how an image may infer meaning. Students acknowledge the Traditional Custodians in their communities. They recognise that they belong to many different community groups, including their school. They identify how their contribution as community members in the classroom is encouraged through active participation and in supporting others. They celebrate the diversity of their communities by interviewing and photographing a community member to tell their story.



At the heart of the Foundation are the communities that lead our work on Country. We pay our respects to the Elders past and present. We would like to acknowledge Senior Bangerang Cultural Custodian Uncle Sandy Atkinson, who originally shared this story, and Roland Atkinson, who translated the story into Bangerang in memory of his legacy. A big ‘thank you’ to Anne Atkinson, who guided the production process. The credits for illustrations and community media can be found in the media resources, or at the back of all Multi-touch Books.


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Many of these resources and activities have been developed in consultation with NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) to ensure that the program meets NSW curriculum outcomes for Stages 3, 4 & 5.