Colonisation of Australia and the AboriginesQuick View

Colonisation of Australia and the Aborigines

This lesson focuses on the upheaval of the Aborigines way of life in Australia with the coming of the Europeans. The lesson starts by looking at Aborigines customs and traditions and how these were quickly attacked through the attitudes and settlements of the colonists. A ‘Horrible Histories’ version of events is also scrutinised and questioned. Paintings from Governor Davey of Van Diemen’s Land are analysed and the students have to finally prioritise the most significant changes the colonists made. The lesson comes with suggested teaching and learning strategies and are linked to the latest historical interpretations, video clips and debate. The lessons are fully adaptable in PowerPoint format and can be changed to suit. Please visit my shop where I have created further resources on the British Empire including a bundle of lessons which can be found here: If you like this resource, please review it and choose any of my resources from my shop worth up to £3 for free:
Aboriginal Art Year 7Quick View

Aboriginal Art Year 7

Worksheet, images, PowerPoint and Lesson Plan for Aboriginal Art scheme of Work for year 7. Can be easily adapted for other year groups.
Aboriginal Art Dot Technique LessonQuick View

Aboriginal Art Dot Technique Lesson

Powerpoint presentation outlining activities teaching students to recreate the aborginial art dot technique. This could be used as a starter or main activity within a lesson or whole micro teach lesson. What do all these images have in common group discussion starter. Students are taught the success criteria and practice the dot technique. You can create dots by using small round stamps, or using rubbers on the end of pencils is quite successful. Clear modelled images of how to create a successful design. Includes differentiated images of animal silhouettes which could printed and used to support lower ability students to draw outlines of animals.
Aboriginal Rights and FreedomsQuick View

Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

This package includes: + Program for unit of work + Powerpoint - Charles Perkins and the Freedom Rides + Powerpoint - The Stolen Generation + Newspaper front page - National shame as UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rejected by Australia! + Video worksheet - First Australians Episode 6: A Fair Deal for a Dark Race + Video worksheet - First Australians Episode 7: We Are no Longer Shadows + Video worksheet - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples + Source Analysis - What was the impact of the 1965 Freedom Rides + Source Analysis - What did the 1967 Referendum Actually Achieve? + Source Analysis - What really happened at the Kinchela Boys Home? + Source Analysis - Why did Aboriginal people set up a Tent Embassy in 1972? + Source Analysis - What were the causes and effects of the 1938 Day of Mourning? + Source Analysis - Why did the Gurindji people walk off the Wave Hill Pastoral Station in 1966? + Worksheet - Historical Perspectives: The Stolen Generation + Mix and match activity - Key words and concepts + Word Search - Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms + Mind map: Rights of the Child + Literacy activity: Assimilation + Sequence the events + 3 Cloze activities + Walk in his/her shoes - empathetic task
Aboriginal ArtQuick View

Aboriginal Art

Ideas and information sheet for year 7 students for aboriginal art project.
Aborigines + UluruQuick View

Aborigines + Uluru

2 Resources
This is my two lessons on Aborigines and Uluru. You can see the individual uploads for more information.
Dreamtime; AboriginesQuick View

Dreamtime; Aborigines

I have used this within units on Creation stories and Our World units. I have worked with Art to create stories and Dot pictures, which the pupils really enjoyed. Presentation on background, beliefs, legends.
Aboriginal Art - Colour, Symbols and PatternQuick View

Aboriginal Art - Colour, Symbols and Pattern

Learning about other cultures through their art and pairing it with English and Geography. Aboriginal Art is a fantastic topic for children. They will learn a little about who the Australian Aboriginals are, their symbols and what and how they paint. Activities, include art coupled with English or Geography. Team it with a trip to a forest or zoo, or use it as a tool for creative writing. Fun suggestions for displaying work too.
Aboriginal ArtQuick View

Aboriginal Art

This powerpoint uses a range of photographs found on the internet. When I taught this lesson, I shared the images, talked about the range of animals which can be found in Australia and then laid out three long sheets of lining paper. Each child was given a thick paintbrush and a pot of paint (white, black, brown, orange, green, red and yellow). The children walked around each sheet, making long snake-like patterns, surrounded by dots. Once the sheets had dried, they were used as backing paper for a display about Aboriginal Art. I also gave the children a small canvas board. They planned their image and then painted an Australian animal - surrounded by concentric lines of differing colours.
Aboriginal Dream StoriesQuick View

Aboriginal Dream Stories

Planning and resources I used during SATs week on a topic of Australia (kept the afternoons busy and the children enjoyed making their own book).
Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and ColonialismQuick View

Aborigines - Clash of Cultures and Colonialism

This lesson looks at the tragic story of the colonisation of Australia and the destruction of the Aboriginal way of life. There are several resources you can use for this lesson (and you might want to use this over two or three lessons - there is a lot here!). The students investigate whether or not we should apologise for the actions of our ancestors, and how it could/should be made right today. A really good lesson.
Aboriginal Art - KS2Quick View

Aboriginal Art - KS2

This was a mini topic that I did with a Year 5/6 class but it would work throughout Key Stage 2. It spanned two afternoon sessions and could easily be lengthened to create more of a topic. Pupils discover the key features of Aboriginal art and then go on to explore and record their own ideas before producing a final Aboriginal-style piece. Plenty of opportunity is given to evaluate their own and others work. The resource includes: Teaching plans for two lessons PowerPoint presentation (15 slides) Simple pupil planning sheet Aboriginal symbols reference sheet The topic provides good coverage of the 2013 National Curriculum for Art and Design (links are highlighted in bold on the planning). Planning and resource sheets are Word documents and fully editable. Makes for a lovely display at the end!
Aboriginal SydneyQuick View

Aboriginal Sydney

Prepared for the Eduqas GCSE Geography B 9-1 specification (and applicable to all other boards), with all resources provided and ready to teach straight away. My lessons are interactive and provide a variety of teaching and learning activities. This lesson is part of the ‘HIC Global Cities: Sydney’ scheme of work (available as a bundle) of fifteen lessons about Sydney. This lesson examines the history of aboriginal peoples in Sydney and provides a historical context for the growth of the city. It uses a carousel activity to develop an understanding of the challenges that aboriginal people have faced and encourages students to relate these to contemporary aboriginal experiences. It also seeks to challenge prejudices on this matter.
Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms AustraliaQuick View

Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms Australia

11 page PPT covering content for Year 10 History Syllabus. Includes; Day of Mourning , 1967 Referendum, Freedom Rides / Charles Perkins, Tent Embassy, Native Title Act, Brief events of Reconciliation , NAIDOC. Instant lesson covering key content with visuals.
Aboriginal Trade Routes Learning sequenceQuick View

Aboriginal Trade Routes Learning sequence

Set of lessons addressing Australian Curriculum Yr 8 Business and Economics Descriptor ACHEK028 "The traditional markets of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their participation in contemporary markets". By the end of this lesson sequence students should be able to: - identify what a trade route is. - differentiate between trading and buying and selling. - describe the ways in which Aboriginal people moved goods and services between groups. - understand the effect of Aboriginal trading on British settlement and vica versa. The PowerPoint acts as a guide for both teachers and students and the accompanying worksheets are referenced within the PowerPoint at the appropriate points. There are points for discussion and Kagan structures can be used throughout.
Aboriginal Art Presentation and ResourcesQuick View

Aboriginal Art Presentation and Resources

One powerpoint presentation and 2 handout sheets to help students create artwork based on the theme of aboriginal art. The presentation involves lesson objectives, high order thinking questions and criteria for success. The activities focus upon aboriginal symbols and creating journey maps and stories. The presentation was originally created to be used with KS3 but it can be easily adapted for other year groups.
Aboriginal Art flip chartQuick View

Aboriginal Art flip chart

Aboriginal Art flip chart that breaks the work down into stages and looks at the history of Art ! A great stand alone flipchart that can easily be used over 2-3 weeks with the children using pen, paint or pencil to help them complete this ! A great resource even for the none specialist ! Ideal for Primary teachers particularly KS2 but would work with year 1 and 2 also !


These two videos deal with Autralian Aborigines , a glimpse at their history and way of life, and the topic of the stolen generations. I have only used parts of the two videos (the times are clearly indicated on the worksheet). The first part of the worksheet deals with the general background; the second part deals more specifically with the official apology presented by the Autralian government to the Aborigines. Skills: oral comprehension oral expression The tasks are very guided to help weaker students since they may have trouble understanding the videos.
Program - Aboriginal Rights and FreedomsQuick View

Program - Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms

This is a program to accompany a unit of work on the topic Aboriginal Rights and Freedoms from the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Stage 5 Depth Study 4: Rights and Freedoms
Aborigines - an introduction 2020Quick View

Aborigines - an introduction 2020

Lesson 7: Aborigines UPDATED: This has been updated and improved, so if anyone purchased this please contact me so I can send you the newest version. This is a simple introduction to the Aborigines, their culture and beliefs. -Information, such as their origins, population -Dreamtime - their religion -No vote -Stolen children -Poor health: Alcohol & tobacco addiction Included: Powerpoint for teacher Powerpoint for students (print version with fewer slides) Comprehension text Class test on Ayers Rock + Aborigines