Media Portfolio Perspectives

In this activity students collect a range of news articles about a local or national issue that relates to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and reconciliation. Students then compare the perspectives of the media that they have collected, and critically reflect on how these portrayals impact on their personal knowledges, thoughts, opinions and actions regarding current events and issues.

Encourage students to engage in class discussion and to compare and imagine who is speaking in each article and ask the question whose voices are being heard?

This activity can also be used as the basis for collecting facts, quotes and ideas that resonate with students for the writing activities Treasure Hunt and Erasure poetry.

Our resources page includes links to some articles that could be used as a starting point.

Activity Media Portfolio Perspectives

Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning curriculum resource

Select Primary or Secondary level

Understanding and critically engaging with a variety of media will help students identify current events and issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and reconciliation in the media.

Extension Activities:

Listen to a range of stories and interviews via our resources

Alternatively read more on Narragunnawali News


Artwork by Bethany Price from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School.

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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.