Language of Belonging - Wadu Matyidi Teaching Resource
About this Teaching Resource
The Language of Belonging website is an education resource based on the ground breaking Indigenous short animation Wadu Matyidi and the five accompanying behind the scenes mini documentaries.
Designed specifically for Primary-aged students, this diverse learning program gives students the opportunity to explore the Adnyamathanha language, culture, stories and traditions, and develop their own portfolio.
Wadu Matyidi tells, in language, the story of three adventurous kids who set out for a day of exploration, playing games and spooking one another with tales of ancient creatures, until they see unusual tracks that get their hearts and imaginations racing. Then, unexpectedly they make a discovery that changes their lives forever. Could it be the Yamuti?
The Language of Belonging website packages all of the videos with five comprehensive units of work; My Mob, My Country, My Story, My Heritage, and My Project. In addition, it provides students and teachers with access to the interactive language game, Speaking Deadly, in which students can explore and learn Adnyamathanha language and culture.
All teaching and learning materials contained in Language of Belonging are aligned with the Australian Curriculum areas of English, The Arts and Languages, with a Cross-Curriculum Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures and have been developed using the 8 Ways Aboriginal Framework.
Access to the website is available for purchase in the ACTF shop.