• Audience
    Primary school, Secondary school
  • Learning stage
    Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5
  • Learning area
    Creative Arts, English, First Nations
  • Type
    Teaching resources, Self-led

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This resource addresses confronting topics and is recommended for students 8+.

Writing poetry is a process that can heal, reveal, or clarify thoughts, ideas, and feelings.

This activity book has been designed to deepen your engagement with Unsettled as you look, listen, and reflect. Be inspired by the poems of First Nations artists that respond to the themes in this powerful exhibition, then use the prompts and activities to create your own poems.

*This resource may contain names and images of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

NSW curriculum links: EN2-8B; EN3-5B; EN4-1A, EN4-2A, EN4-3B; EN5-2A, EN5-3B.

ACARA links: UnT9, UnT10, UnT11.


For this activity, you will need:

  • Pen or pencil
  • Clipboard or something to help you write down your observations
  • Power through poetry activity book (see below)
  • Unsettled interactive online tour (if completing the activity at home or school)

Download and print the Power through poetry activity book. If you are working through the booklet from home or in your classroom, you can visit the Unsettled interactive online tour. You can also learn more about the poets in the booklet and listen to these poems read in language.

For more information about the poets and poems in this booklet, visit Red Room Poetry and explore their through workshops and curriculum-aligned resources.

Developed in partnership with Red Room Poetry

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