Yarning Strong aims to reach out and engage all young people – both indigenous and non-indigenous – and deepen their awareness and understanding of what’s it’s really like to be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person living in contemporary Australia.
The series provides explicit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s perspectives, which has long been considered best pedagogical practice for schools. Yarning Strong offers a comprehensive and accessible resource that educators can use without fear of causing offence or perpetuating inaccurate stereotypes.
Yarning Strong has been developed for the upper years of primary school and is also suitable for the first two years of secondary school.
- The series includes four modules: Identity, Family, Law and Land. Each module includes one anthology, three fiction books and one graphic novel.
- The Professional Support manual includes print, CD-ROM and video teaching resources. A key feature of the Professional Support resource is the background information from indigenous educators covering: the handling of sensitive issues and using correct terminology.
- The series includes explicit links to the Australian Curriculum, and has been developed with the guidance of a National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consultative Committee. Full lesson plans based on Literacy, Literature and Language strands are provided.
- All books have been written by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island authors.
- The series was trialled extensively in schools with students and teachers.
To view some samples of titles from Yarning Strong online, please CLICK HERE.