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This week's Freebie Friday giveaway is a page of Indigenous games! These games provide a fun variation on more commonly-known western games like chasey, hide-and-seek, tunnel ball etc. As well as being an enjoyable and effective way to burn energy, this hands-on approach is a great way to teach students about this part of Indigenous culture.
Exploring Geography: Australia (Guest post by Elise)
Today’s guest post comes from Aussie mother Elise, who blogs at Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds. Elise is the mother of three young children, and I am constantly amazed at her ability to use ordinary items
4th grade 2nd grade 1st grade 1st grade reminds me of a stage with lights Kinder These mixed media paintings were inspired by a piece by Aboriginal artist, Danny Eastwood. You can find it on Flickr here. Uluru is a large sandstone monolithic rock in the middle of the Australian outback. Over 600 million years old, it is a holy place for the Anangu tribe of Aboriginal people who have been there over 10,000 years. Here's a link to the brief video I showed my class from Youtube…
When I ran this lesson with year 3 and 4 students, they were in the middle of an Australian theme —including a focus on Aboriginal Australia (I was lucky enough to be with the class on an excursion featuring a guided and very inspirational tour through the bush, where we were taught about the many types of bush tucker and medicine surrounding us). Another focus was Australia’s natural and man-made landmarks, so this art lesson was a way of bringing these two aspects together. First, we…