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).

eBook is now $5 pre-paid by cheque or EFT and emailed as an attachment. Email Michael on michaelmardel98@gmail.com for an invoice which will have EFT details.

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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.]