Champions Of Justice


Prologue
Mission
Plan Of Attack
Teams:
Team: Furies
Team: Amazons
Team: Titans
Team:  Supersonics
Time For Action

Teachers
Evaluation

 

 

 

Welcome my Camouflaged Crusaders! Your team (of about 6-8 students)  will
  • investigate one Right of the Child (Number 6 - eg. Stolen Generation) from different perspectives or roles
  • design an art work or cartoon about the children and their situation,
  • create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child

You will then use the information you have gathered to share ideas with members from the other class teams.

Process:

1. Compare your ideas of what the Rights of the Child mean with those of the other members of your group.

2. Go to the The United Nations' Rights of the Child page and
investigate Number 6.

3. Read it as a group, discuss what it means and rewrite it in your own words - either in Wordle or on "A Web Whiteboard". You might need to have a dictionary handy or use the online dictionary and Wikipedia.)

4. To investigate the Right of the Child (Number 6 - eg Stolen Generation), you need to each take on different perspectives or roles (some of you might have to double up) - become that perspective or role even if you personally disagree with it.

Each perspective or role reflects what different groups around the world and here in Australia think.

The Perspectives or Roles are:

A. Aboriginal Child Taken from Family

B. Parents/Family of Child Taken

C. Aborigines Welfare Board member

D. Mission Administrator

E. Historian

F. Recent Politician

5. Work out which person will take on which perspective or role and then use the Resources listed below for each perspective to answer the question (s):

stolen_gen.gif (5634 bytes)Should Australia have undertaken  Why? or Why Not?

RESOURCES

Child Taken From Family

Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice: The Stolen Generation story in Australia. Go to Personal stories and read Jennifer and Paul's stories.

Australian Human Rights Commission - Stories

The Stolen Children: Their Stories

Of White Lies and Stolen Lives - Archie Roach's story

Archie Roach's Story

 

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Parents/Family of Child (ren) Taken

John Williams-Mozley's Address to the ACT Legislative Assembly, 1997 (from the ABC's Frontier Online web site)

Mozley's Address

Australian Museum: Aboriginal Family

Australian Museum: Family

 



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Aborigines Welfare Board member

Rabbit Proof Fence (Trailer): YouTube

Rabbit Proof Fence Trailer

To Remove and Protect

To Remove and Protect

Wikipedia: The Stolen Generations

Why were Children removed?

Why were children removed?

 

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Historian

The Stolen Generations (PDF 391KB)

The Stolen Generations

 

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Mission Administrator

Stolen Generations - Timeline

Timeline: Stolen Generations

The Stolen Generation - Eleanor McNab, St. Paul's Anglican Grammar School

Stolen Generations: Fact Sheet

Stolen Generations: Fact Sheet

 

 

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 Recent Politician

Paul Keating, PM, address at Redfern for the Australian Launch of the International Year for the World's Indigenous People, 1992 (transcript)

Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech transcript

 

Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech (Part 1): YouTube

Paul Keating's Redfern Speech 1992

Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech (Part 2): YouTube:

Paul Keating's Redfern Park Speech (part 2)

 

Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations (Part 1): YouTube

Kevin Rudd's Apology to Stolen Generations

Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations (Part 2): YouTube

Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations

Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations (Part 3): YouTube

Kevin Rudd's Apology to the Stolen Generations Part 3

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Overseas
Amerigo - A Street Child

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6. Debate/Discussion: Should the removal of Aboriginal children from their families have occurred in Australia? Why? or Why Not?

Each of you are to contribute to this debate from your perspective.

Come to consensus about the Questions and be ready to explain them to the rest of the class.

7. CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

After you have debated your question, you are to create a piece of art work and a play, song or commercial about your Right and the issues surrounding it. Remember, it is important to show the complexities of this issue (there are many sides and people have different views).

Steps:
 

  • design an art work or cartoon about the children and their situation,
  • create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child

Each student is to create their own art work or cartoon about the children and their situation from your perspective.

Together, as a team, you are to create a puppet play, song, commercial or pantomime about your Rights of the Child.

You can stay in your perspective or role.  

Your team must cover the following duties (so you need to allocate two people to each duty):

Writer - your job is to create the script for the puppet play; or, the theme for the song; or the words for the commercial or pantomime.

Designer - your job is to create the backdrop for the puppet play; or, commercial or pantomime. If your group decides to create a song, you need to design the CD cover for it.

Performers - your job is to covert the script into a creative piece of work!

Ideas Contributor/Director – you need to be creative and think of ideas and direct the performance.



Return to Plan of Attack to continue your mission.

"We are not myths of the past, ruins in the jungle, or zoos.
We are people and we want to be respected, not to be
victims of intolerance and racism."

Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemala Nobel Peace Prize Winner, 1992

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