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AUSTRALIAN HISTORY - STUDENT RESEARCH LEADING TO THE AUSTRALIAN FIRST AWARDS

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY - STUDENT RESEARCH LEADING TO THE AUSTRALIAN FIRST AWARDS

This unit requires students to search for answers to 10 statements relating to the first people to achieve some aspect of Australia's history. Most answers lie in the pages given which include visual supports, prepared maps and selected photographs. Students appreciate the investigation approach because they become involved in the process - a bit like detectives picking up clues and deciding on their relevance. The whole process is designed to help them fill in the final AWARDS PAGE where they write down the answers, the dates and the evidence they have gathered to support their decision for each award. This approach has the advantage of involvement and discovery which is very appropriate for a unit that is mainly about the discovery of Australia from 40,000 years ago through European navigators to British settlement. Take them on the discovery adventure. There are several attachments; the fill-in final page and - if you are stuck a top secret answer page. However, don't ruin the process by screening the answer sheet before they have had time to discover the answers for themselves. The attachments are given to provide flexibility of approach, recognising that some schools restrict the type and provision of printed materials. You can complete this unit by using screen alone and allowing student observation and discussion. You can, if permitted, provide hard copy worksheets for in class or home use. You have the flexibility of choice. Who were the first to...? Along with your students you can find out the answers. This unit can also form the background to a following unit dealing with the internal explorations within Australia.
KPolkinghorne
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
Dreamtime Stories Class Activities

Dreamtime Stories Class Activities

Class Activity for Years 6/7 and 8 - Requires computers or Ipads Activity in 3 parts Part 1: Students are asked to read 2 Dreamtime stories and answer 5 questions on each. Students are provided with 2 excellent websites to use for their research. Part 2 : Students are led through an explanation of Aboriginal Art Symbols, looking specifically at how water and rain is represented in 2 Aboriginal artworks. Students answer questions about the works and construct their own symbols for water elements. Part 3 : Students will write their own dreamtime story and illustrate. Students are provided with a 4 step process for developing a dreamtime story and image. 10 Page Document.
teen91113
AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK- THE PROPOSED EXPANDED KIMBERLEY NATIONAL PARK

AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK- THE PROPOSED EXPANDED KIMBERLEY NATIONAL PARK

The Kimberley National Park is due to be proclaimed by 2019. It will be about 5 times the area of Australia's current largest National Park - Kakadu. It will have large areas of land - absorbing 5 present parks and encompassing areas of Aboriginal interest. In terms of landscape it will incorporate coastal islands, vast tidal river flats, swamps, river valleys, mountain ranges, plateaux with a large variety of wildlife and vegetation communities. It will have guardianship over a vast area which is referred to as "Australia's last great wilderness". Such a vast and diverse area will pose issues of control and management. The dilemma of how to maintain the integrity of the natural and cultural features is mentioned. The issue of allowing access and sustaining the natural environment is raised. This is an area of unique landscape with a long history of Aboriginal contact. It is also an area where dinosaurs roamed and left their imprint. There is ample opportunity for students to recognise the variations. There is also scope for debate as the 6 situations provided as attachments are considered. These can be used as class/group discussions or provided as individual worksheets. If you are looking for material that can provoke discussion and debate this unit will provide this opportunity. The material on ecotourism is provided as a parallel issue because the presence and type of tourism contact in this area will be a factor. Enjoy the excursion into the wilderness. Look around and discover the need fro protection and regulation/permits of entry.
KPolkinghorne
CONSERVATION ISSUES FOR THE MITCHELL PLATEAU - KIMBERLEY REGIONS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CONSERVATION ISSUES FOR THE MITCHELL PLATEAU - KIMBERLEY REGIONS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Conservation issues are major concerns in a world where the expansion of human population has impacted on areas once protected by remoteness. The Mitchell Plateau, considered by some to be "the last large relatively untouched wilderness in Australia was threatened by bauxite mining proposals until 2015. The Mitchell Plateau contains a variety of wildlife - some unique and some endangered. It also contains unique and ancient Aboriginal Art. What happened in 2105 gave heart to those wishing to protect the unique features of the Plateau. This event is also a prelude to the much larger conservation issues that will be covered when the proclamation of the extended Kimberley (by far the largest in Australia) is finalised. If you have an interest in conservation issues then this unit and the following unit on the Kimberley National Park provides information and resources for consideration. The attachments provide a summary worksheet. Work through the need for conservation and understand how the wilderness of the north west Kimberley land and coastal waters will be protected.
KPolkinghorne
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
Making Art on Computers

Making Art on Computers

A collection of 6 Art activities using computing technologies for teachers of middle school art classes.
kellyocs
Aboriginal Art Presentation and Resources

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.
Hannah_Emi
Aboriginal Art: KS3 Scheme of work with exemplar work and visually engaging PowerPoint

Aboriginal Art: KS3 Scheme of work with exemplar work and visually engaging PowerPoint

This is an entire Scheme of work created to teach KS3 Art students about another culture (Aboriginal Art) whilst developing their Art and Design skills. It has been created to prepare students for OCR GCSE Art and develop their confidence in being independent and creative. This SOW covers 3 half terms work of work, gives background information on the art form and clear tasks, broken down into accessible sections with examples of work from students to support the task. Each slide has been carefully considered so that it visually engages the students and allows them to access the information and activities. This SOW has been taught to Y8 students but would be suitable for Y6/7 or 9 depending on abilities.
CBlake14
WEST ARNHEM LAND (PART 10) - ECOTOURISM AND ABORGINAL ROCK ART

WEST ARNHEM LAND (PART 10) - ECOTOURISM AND ABORGINAL ROCK ART

This is the first of 3 units on West Arnhem Land Mount Borredaile area. Davidson Safari Lodge is the focus of ecotourism operations in West Arnhem Land. The 700 square kilometre land area has been leased from local Aboriginal people. It is a remote area of wilderness and can only be visited by those gaining permits from Aboriginal people. By map, photograph and description students will gain a sense of remoteness. Tours focus on ecotourism. The range of aboriginal art on rocks and caves in the area provide evidence of the long term association Aboriginal groups have had with the landscape. An awareness of environment, history and culture is shown in the rock art themes. The final two pages - one in colour and one in black and white - provide an opportunity for students to design their own pamphlet on the theme of this title. This unit can stand alone or it can be linked with the next two titles.
KPolkinghorne