Brainstorm the theme

 Speaking and Listening from the Heart  Brainstorming Questions

Activity 1 Part A: Getting started with the theme – Speaking and Listening from the Heart and reconciliation brain dance questions

  • What does the 2019 SRC theme artwork mean to you and why?
    • What stands out for you?
  • What do you notice about the colours and design of the image, and why do you think the artist chose them?
  • Who and what is the focus of the artwork?  Do you feel you relate to them? How?
  • What do the words Speaking and Listening from the Heart mean to you, and why?
  • Consider what Speaking and Listening from the Heart feels like, sounds like, looks like for you?
  • What does from the heart mean to you?
  • What are the benefits of Speaking and Listening from the Heart?

Reconciliation and the theme

  • What does reconciliation mean to you?
  • Why do you think it is important to learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples languages, cultures, knowledges and perspectives?
  • How does speaking and listening from the heart support reconciliation processes?
  • Why is reconciliation important?

Activity 1 Part B: Speaking and Listening from the Heart and reconciliation Mind Map

  • Create a mind map (a picture with words, drawings and images) that explores what you think of, or feel, when engaging with the theme  Speaking and Listening from the Heart.
    • You can draw pictures, write words, collage images and combine these all together to create your mind map.
    • You are welcome to share and discuss your mind map with your friends, teachers and families and with us by emailing your mind map to schools@reconciliationnsw.org.au

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