Deadly Arts collection

Drama Media Arts Music Visual Arts Age 5-12

Bring First Nations culture and learning into the classroom with the Deadly Arts collection. This series will help teachers and students to develop cultural knowledge and respect for Country through the arts.

Led by First Nations Teaching Artists from The Song Room, students’ knowledge of the key curriculum concepts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures are explored through learning experiences in Music, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Drama and English.

Teachers are guided in culturally responsive teaching with curriculum aligned lessons plans in key learning areas, general capabilities, and cross curriculum priorities.

The collection is made up of four courses differentiated for Foundation to Year 6, including; Welcome to Whadjuk with Olman Walley, Yarning on Wiilmen Boodjar and Traditional Doll Making, Together We Sing on Noongar Boodja, and Artists in our Community.

Listen and learn from contemporary artists and community members and hear how their creative processes are strongly connected to their culture, country and identity. Students will use creative and critical thinking skills to reflect on their own expressions of identity and will develop intercultural skills to support reconciliation, respect and recognition of the world’s oldest continuous living cultures.

The courses could also provide schools with inspiration and ideas for community connections in the lead up to Harmony Day, National Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week celebrations.

Lift up First Nations voices and learning in your classroom today.

What's Inside?

  • 5 x Videos
  • 5 x Audio tracks
  • 63 x Lesson plans aligned to the Australian Curriculum
  • Student activity sheets
  • Tips for culturally responsive teaching
  • Frequently asked questions from teachers about how to use the resources appropriately
  • 8 x Teaching Artist statements
  • 2 x Community Reflections from Deadly Arts schools
  • Links to further First Nations resources