DIVERSITY: a fabulous paper mâché sculpture lesson for us. Interactive rain sticks were an absolute hit! From the toothpick and cardboard tube construction to the Australian aboriginal-inspired end caps, we love every minute of it!
Geography for Kids: Australia - Teach kids aboriginal art symbols, and have kids paint aboriginal art symbols on a set of stones to use to play tic tac toe (also called "ngaka ngaka", which means "look look").
Draft video for te Australian Museum for their Dreaming Stories. This is about Goorialla the Rainbow Serpent. The performers are my good friends and brothers: Gumaroy Newman, Eric Arthur Tamwoy (Turtle) and Norm Barsah.
kindergarten: Creating a work of art solely using large and small dots. A great way to practice cutting and painting circles/dots. Art history connections:Aboriginal Dot paintings and pointillism. Literary connection: The Dot
This unit is a great resource to introduce Aboriginal customs and traditions for the younger students. This can be used for NAIDOC week or anytime of the year that you want to explore some Aboriginal traditions.