Classroom printables, activities & worksheets

Australia Day 2023 Teaching Resources

Explore teaching resources themed for Australia Day 2023 to help students learn what it means to be Australian and explain the history of immigration and its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Resources in this teacher-created collection include beginning-of-the-year activities, classroom displays and theme packs, cultural icons, informational posters and games to put this public holiday in cultural context. Use these resources to introduce and teach students the complex and multifaceted history of Australia Day.

Why is it important to teach First Nations perspectives on Australia Day?

  1. Promote cultural understanding and acceptance: Teaching First Nations and multicultural perspectives on Australia Day helps students understand and appreciate the diversity of the Australian population and the unique cultures and perspectives of Indigenous Australians and other cultural groups.
  2. Encourages empathy and respect: By learning about the experiences and perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other cultural groups, students can develop empathy and respect for others, which are essential qualities for building a harmonious society.
  3. Helps to acknowledge and address historical injustices: Teaching First Nations and multicultural perspectives on Australia Day can help students understand and acknowledge the historical injustices experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the ongoing impact of these injustices. This can help to create a sense of shared responsibility for addressing these issues and working towards a more just and equitable society.

When Is Australia Day 2023?

Australia Day is marked on the 26th of January every year, marking the arrival of the British First Fleet in Sydney Cove on January 26, 1788. 
32 of 35 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments