NAIDOC might be done for another year, but the party has just got started

July is a big month. There’s Zulai Wan (July One) or Coming of the Light for many Torres Strait Islander families and communities, then NAIDOC Week is a week later. The whole of the country gathers in their communities to celebrate achievements and recognise survival. But the celebration and activity doesn’t need to end there. There … Continue reading NAIDOC might be done for another year, but the party has just got started

After Dinner Hangout with Critical Classroom Episode 2 (04/06/2014)

Our second After Dinner Hangout with the Critical Classroom, yarning about WIPC:E and other ideas.  References mentioned during our session: WIPC:E 2014 Blak Wave Publication Black Is by Dr Chelsea Bond Sisters Inside Catholic Education at WIPC:E Facebook group Gawaa Miyay Celeste Liddle, the Ranting Black Feminist Deadly Awards Australian Blak History Month on Facebook and … Continue reading After Dinner Hangout with Critical Classroom Episode 2 (04/06/2014)

Identity and belonging

We recently created a new product, Celebrate with Mini-Bunting. In itself “bunting” is hardly an authentic cultural activity, nor is it going to set the world on fire in solving serious issues. But, we created the bunting as part of our personal celebrations for Black History Month, and NAIDOC. Creating these little fiddly pieces of … Continue reading Identity and belonging

Blak History Month 2012

It’s been pretty quiet here on The Critical Classroom front for July. We did get our first 2012 E-News finished and sent out*. But we’ve been pretty much consumed with getting the 2012 Blak History Month fact sheets completed.  You can download your own copies of 31 Great Moments in Blakhistory from the Blak History … Continue reading Blak History Month 2012

Blak History Month – Connect

In its second “official” year, Australia’s Blak History Month is steadily gathering momentum and is being helped along by social networking tools. There is – a Facebook group “I’ll be Celebrating Australia’s Blak History Month”. There are resource sheets available here. Go to http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62159984672 a Twitter hashtag “group” #austblakhistorymonth And importantly, there is a “buzz” … Continue reading Blak History Month – Connect

Blacklines Free Resources Great Moments In Blakistory Quiz 1

Check out this SlideShare Presentation: Blacklines Free Resources Great Moments In Blakistory Quiz 1 View more presentations from Leesa Watego. Using Sam Cook’s Great Moment’s In Blakistory Fact Sheets (see last post), I created a Quiz using PowerPoint. You need to have the Fact Sheets to answer the questions. I suggest that you create a … Continue reading Blacklines Free Resources Great Moments In Blakistory Quiz 1

Black History Month 2009

2008 saw the creation of Blak History Month in Australia. Ms Sam Cook from Kiss My Blak Arts declared it, create a poster and shared the idea and vision. Through social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, Australia’s Blak History Month has slowly but steadily grown.The next few posts will feature some of these resources. … Continue reading Black History Month 2009