Students have the unique opportunity to touch/pass around hundred- (sometimes thousand-) year-old masks, tools, sculptures and instruments that were once used by the Indigenous people of the South Pacific Islands or of Australia and the Torres Strait. Second Nature’s facilitators have specialized knowledge on the use of these artefacts and tell stories of a culture lost in time through an engaging internal presentation.
Our P-2 (or K-2 if you’re in NSW) programs have been specifically developed for this age group, and for a variety of learning abilities. Through our “My Cultural Suitcase” incursion, students gain a basic understanding of human expressions and emotions through the paradigm of South West Pacific island cultures. The presentation is aided by a spectacular array of tribal masks and sculptures. Alternatively, our “Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures” programs offer a basic understanding and awareness of the key beliefs, values and social customs of Native Australians.
Your students won’t believe their eyes when a collection of museum-quality artefacts is laid out on their desks for this special presentation. They will pass around boomerangs, woomeras, coolamons and sculptures all with their own lessons on Indigenous Australian or South Pacific Island culture. This is an approach to a cultural study oriented on wonder and kinesthetic learning. If you are seeking a different approach to your study, we can tailor a presentation or excursion for you.