Walkabout Dreaming Aboriginal Australia

April 3, 2013 in Aboriginal History, Blackline Masters, Primary School, Walkabout series, Work Books

Update: Kindle edition US$2.99. The only difference between it and the ebook is that there are no wordsearches as they can’t be used on a Kindle. Other than that, it is 38 pages long with questions and answers. The sub title is A Short Introduction and the language is still easy. Go to http://amzn.to/1YL7Fk1

 

[second edition c2011, updated 2013]

A simplified version of Walkabout Dreaming for middle primary school students and adults.

Includes 10 Blackline Master lessons, 64 pages in total and a picture story book list.  A workbook which has a small emphasis on utilising the Internet.

Year 3 Australian History new curriculum:

  • Who lived here first and how do we know?
  • How has our community changed? What features have been lost and what features have been retained?
  • What is the nature of the contribution made by different groups and individuals in the community?
  • How and why do people choose to remember significant events of the past?

Australian History year 4 achievement standard:

By the end of Year 4, students place some of the key events and people they have studied in chronological sequence and create simple timelines. Students pose questions about the past and locate relevant information from a range of historical sources. Students use a range of historical sources to examine the reasons for and impact of historical events. They use sources to identify different points of view in the past and the motivations of individuals and groups. Students explain the significance of events in bringing about change. Students compose historical texts, including narratives, using appropriate historical terms. They present their information using a range of communication forms (written, spoken, visual).

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Review by MA.

This is a good introductory book to teach (Australian) Aboriginal culture. It is composed of comprehensions, aboriginal words, bush tucker – food, etc. with a wide range of activities. I have picked up a few words myself as I was reading. (There are also) interesting Dreaming stories (e.g.) creation such as the story of black Crow and Eaglehawk. (It is all laid out) in an understandable manner without much complexity.

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An example:  Lesson 2

Word search on housing.

 

2. Exercise: make your own bush shelter: you can make a prototype

(small version) in the classroom from recycled material.

 

i.         step 1: find two (2) sticks and lash or tie the ends together like a

tepee. You could cut a little out of one so that the other fits in it.

 

ii. step 2: find a longer stick and lash or tie one end to #1.

The other end rests on the ground.

 

iii. step 3: cover in the sides – if you were in the bush you would use

bushes with large leaves to keep out the wind and rain.

 

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DID YOU KNOW?

 

Why did the indigenous people of Australia lead a nomadic lifestyle?

Their lives were one with the land and everything that grew or walked upon it. They stayed in places where the food was plentiful at particular times of the year.

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3. Check your word search with the answers from Lesson 2.

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Here is a picture of  the back of a stone shelter from Tyrendarra via Yambuk in south-western Victoria.

 

[The stones are laid in a semi-circle, with branches and leaves on top.]

 

Walkabout Dreaming (years 6 & 7)

April 3, 2013 in Aboriginal History, Blackline Masters, Lower Secondary, Primary School, Walkabout series, Work Books

SECOND EDITION c2011 updated 2013
years 6 & 7

Achievement standard:

By the end of Year 7, students suggest reasons for change and continuity over time. They describe the effects of change on societies, individuals and groups. They describe events and developments from the perspective of different people who lived at the time. Students explain the role of groups and the significance of particular individuals in society. They identify past events and developments that have been interpreted in different ways.

 

Covers the Australian curriculum on History: Year 6:

· List the contribution of individuals and groups, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders…to the development of Australian society.

· Historical questions and research using a range of communication forms…

· Annotated time of Aboriginal rights in the 20th century (example at ACARA website).”

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An example: Lesson 3

AT HOME: CEREMONY AND CLOTHING

1.        List the special ceremonies that your family celebrates.

E.g. Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter,

Jewish people celebrate Passover, Muslims fast during

Ramadan.

_________________________ ______________________

_________________________ ______________________

______________________  ____________________  ____

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DID YOU KNOW?

Each religion has evolved a way of dressing for their special ceremonies.

Each religion has their special place and book.

[This is an indigenous message stick from the local Wurundjeri People at

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.]

A message stick is a form of communication traditionally used by Indigenous Australians. It is usually a solid piece of wood, around 20–30cm in length, etched with angular lines and dots.

Traditionally, message sticks were passed between different clans and language groups to establish information and transmit messages. They were often used to invite neighbouring groups to corroborees, set-fights and ball games.

[from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Message_stick]

Word search on ceremonial words.

DID YOU KNOW?

The indigenous people of Australia had no common language.

Some say there were 250 languages for 500 different nations.

An Elder, Aunty Gracelyn (Smallwood, 2001) says there were 500 tribes and 700 different dialects. There were no books. The knowledge and beliefs were handed down through stories.

The stories were passed down by the Elders.

Word search on a corroboree.

 

4.        FIND some surviving indigenous words:

i.        Write them next to the words in the previous word search on the                previous page.

ii. IF you do NOT have Internet access, see if your library has this book or a similar one:

Reed, A.W. (2001). Aboriginal words of Australia. Sydney: Reed New Holland.

[You won’t find all the word search words in this reference so look for these words:]

Ankle _________ Nose __________

Arm ___________ Possum ____________

Ceremony ___________ Ochre red ______________

Sticks for clapping time _____________

Headband ___________ Reed_______________

Hunger __________ Necklace ____________

Messenger ___________White Women, two ____________

5. i Go to #14 on page 30  for your next task IF you CANNOT access the Internet.

ii. Go to #15 on page 30  for your next task IF you CANNOT

find the above reference at  #4.(ii).

EXTRA

LOG ON  to the Internet.

6. Use this site to find some words of the Kamilaroi People of

Upper North New South Wales

a. search for GAMILARAAY DICTIONARY.

b. click on KAMILAROI/GAMILARAAY DICTIONARY

c. Note marked area: draw a rough outline of Australia in your Walkabout Dreaming journal and mark in the area of the  Kamilaroi country.

d. click on TO DICTIONARY.

e. Use ENGLISH-KAMILAROI WORDLIST (rhs) to

find the words at #3.

7.        Translate some of the words from the word search puzzle at #3 on            page 20.

8.        Write out the Reference for your  language here:

___________________________________________

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[Hint: author or group responsible for URL. (year). Title or underlined. Retrieved <date you looked at it> from <the URL>.]

9. i. FIND a picture of an item listed above at #3.

[N.B. don’t forget the reference and write it in your Walkabout

Dreaming journal ]:

ii. Design a poster to display what you found –

write at least 20 words if you found that many.

[N.B. don’t forget to add the Reference at the bottom of your poster, plus your name as the author of this work.]

LOG OFF

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10.     Create three (3) sentences using at least three (3) words in each            sentence from your chosen LANGUAGE.

Write the English sentence first, then write the indigenous language

underneath.

i.____________________________________________________

i.____________________________________________________

ii.____________________________________________________

ii.____________________________________________________

iii.___________________________________________________

iii. ___________________________________________________

11. LAST OF ALL

Check your answers to At Home: Ceremony and Clothing.

[clapsticks designed and made from mulga wood by women at Walalkira in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara lands, S.A. ]

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End of Lesson 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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