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.

_________________________ ______________________

_________________________ ______________________

______________________  ____________________  ____

___________________________________________________________________

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:

___________________________________________

_______________________________________

[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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