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Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Performing the Dreaming: A Dreamtime Play

Get your acting pants on for this fun, dreaming-inspired play! Use the Performing the Dreaming Resource Bundle to engage your students in a study of the dreaming and its significance to Indigenous Australians! Australian Curriculum Links: ACHASSK083 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size. So, what's included? ✓ Dozens of ideas to introduce the topic, dig a little deeper and get creative with it! ✓ Playscript for dreaming-inspired play: Why the Bat has No Friends, containing 10 speaking roles ✓ 'Why the Bat has No Friends' extension worksheet ✓ 'Dust Echoes' story evaluation worksheet ✓ Unique Aussie Animals worksheet ✓ Performance Invitation template Purchase Issue 29 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.
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The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

The Adventures of Sajo and her Beaver People Reading Comprehension

In this Canadian classic, you will read about an Ojibwa brother and sister, 11-year old Sajo and 14-year-old Shapian, and their adorable pet beavers, Chilawee and Chikanee. One spring day, Sajo's father rescues two baby beavers from an otter attack and brings them home to their village. After one of the beavers must be traded for food, Sajo and Shapian set off to see if they can buy him back. Travelling by canoe and by train, they face various challenges on their trip to the City. They employ skills they have learned from their Ojibwa elders, and are also helped by a Missionary, American tourists, and an Irish policeman. Written in the style of old-fashioned classics like ‘Heidi’, this original tale by the renowned British-Canadian conservationist known as ‘Grey Owl’ is both informative and touching. Rich and reportedly accurate descriptions of the Eastern Canadian wilderness provide the backdrop to a story of caring people who triumph in their efforts to reunite two baby beavers with their family. Illustrations by the author provide added entertainment, as well as a glossary of Ojibwa terms. The book is divided into 23 chapters. Write your own definitions, answer reading comprehension questions, and research 22 topics (ranging from how otters and beavers hunt and eat, to how elevators and steamboats work). For each of these activities, you may go into great detail, or just scratch the surface – the material is adaptable to different students. Enjoy a trip into the past with a sincere story-teller and lovable characters! Research topics: Jacques Cartier, Ojibwa tea, beaver dams and lodges, how otters hunt, feeding human food to wildlife, Ojibwa/European trade, what beavers eat in the wild, what instinct is, the Hudson’s Bay Company, birch bark canoes, what ‘portage’ means, forest fires, steamboats, who are the Ojibwa, Native American spiritual beliefs, animals in zoos versus in the wild, travelling by train in Canada (in the past), how elevators work, the importance of saying thank you, what bannock is, autumn around the world, how dangerous wolves really are. Bonus! This title includes a set of Canadian Wilderness themed notebooking pages.
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The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

The Education of Little Tree Reading Comprehension

‘Gramma said when you come on something good, first thing to do is share it with whoever you can find; that way, the good spreads out where no telling it will go. Which is right.’ Little Tree narrates his own story, the tale of a unique upbringing in the near-wilderness in the 1930’s with his Cherokee grandparents as loving teachers. ‘The Education of Little Tree’ by Forrest Carter is a book that many readers turn to again and again. It is suitable for students age 11 and up who are ready to read about a time and lifestyle that differ from their own, and are able to take an interest in larger, challenging themes of life (the passage of time, spiritual beliefs, the natural world, money and government affairs, history, etc.) This eBook contains reading comprehension sheets to go with the novel. (Still protected by copyright, the book must be purchased or borrowed separately.) For each chapter there are three short assignments: 1) to summarize a lesson learned from the chapter 2) to examine the language used in the chapter 3) to explain how a suggested ‘main theme’ is relevant to the chapter. WARNING: The story does not paint a flattering picture of the Christian religion, and students who are Christian should be prepared; parents should read the book first, to be sure that their student is ready for this material. It also contains swear words and references to drinking alcohol, among other mature themes. The novel is presented as an autobiography, but it is a work of fiction.
canadianwinter
Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

Aboriginal Story-Wayamba the Turtle

This Aboriginal story (language group unknown) is a creation story about turtles. It is in PowerPoint format. Use this story to provide an Aboriginal perspective in literacy. The title slide references the source of the story. The final slide provides a link to an animated version of the story of Wayamba (Wayambeh). Compare representations of the story. Ask students to make their own representation.
martinesmith81
Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting in Microsoft Word

Instructions for creating an Australian Aboriginal style 'Dot' painting using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This resource will assist middle school art teachers in fulfilling the mandatory programming requirements in Visual Arts to do with both the study of Indigenous Australian Art and the use of Computing Technologies in Visual Arts (Australian Curriculum). It can be presented as a hand out for self-paced learning or kept by the teacher as a resource for guided instruction. The sample image in pdf format for digital display is also included. Please complete a review of this resource if you have found it useful.
kellyocs
How the Birds got their Colour & Other Dreamtime Stories Resource Bundle

How the Birds got their Colour & Other Dreamtime Stories Resource Bundle

Dreamtime stories are an important part of any Indigenous Australian study. What do your students know about them? Use the Dreamtime Stories Poster & Resource Bundle to engage your students in the Dreaming with the objective of having them write their very own! Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK062 This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size, and the classroom poster is delivered in A2 size, but it can be resized for printing. So, what's included? ✓ A2 classroom poster including the Dreaming story of 'How the Birds got their Colour' and a fun visual (check it out in the preview!) ✓ 1000-word engaging and entertaining article entitled In the Dreamtime... which looks at why Dreamtime stories are told and gives four examples from four different language nations around Australia. ✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary. ✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included). ✓ 2x Fill in the Blanks Worksheets using two Dreamtime stories, to assess reading comprehension. ✓ Write the Question Worksheet, which asks students to write the question rather than the answer as a different way of learning. ✓ Dreamtime Video Response gets students to watch short animations of popular dreamtime stories and comment on their meaning and moral. ✓ Dreamtime Story Board template encourages students to write their very own Dreamtime story with the style and conventions they have learned. ✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising the In the Dreamtime article and poster in your classroom. Purchase Issue 08 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
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How the birds got their colours - An Aboriginal Dreaming Story

How the birds got their colours - An Aboriginal Dreaming Story

This is an interactive whiteboard resources about How the birds got their colours - an aboriginal dreaming (Dream Time) story. It has the story which is told with pictures, words and visuals (PCS). There are also related resources to support the teaching of the story.
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