Presentation on theme: "Caring for Country Julie Oliver Ryde Public School"— Presentation transcript:
1 Caring for Country Julie Oliver Ryde Public School Stage Two Unit – Our AustraliaTeacher selected learning outcomesStudents will:Observe, interpret and connect with their local, state and national environmentsRecognise the significance of our Indigenous peoples and their connectedness to the landDevelop research skills (including mapping)Write informative texts for an authentic audienceLearn about environmental issues, impact of humans, ecology and sustainabilityUnderstand past, present and future uses of our plants, state/national parks, heritage sites, technology (tools)Values & attitudesCaring, responsibility and respect for the environment (empathy)Caring for CountryJulie OliverRyde Public School
2 Inquiry learning (questioning) Hands on artefacts to raise curiosity– Equity CentreOrientation (what do we know/want to know/etc…)How important are animals and plants in our life?How do we live and interact with animals & plants? Is this different from pre-colonisation? How?How did Aboriginal people survive for 60,000 years?How can we learn to respect our environment the way Aboriginal people did (and do) in our everyday lives?Who owns the land? What does ownership really mean?How can Aboriginal art teach us about our history?How has our environment changed over time?Assessment of learningDevelop an original board game based on selected area of interest to entertain and inform othersPlan, research, test, refine & modify gameAsk other students to play game & provide feedback (authentic audience)Review game+ reflection journal+ story telling through art
3 Nature Shopping Theme: How to use medicine from plants, find bush tucker and catch animalsIt was FUN!We got to be creative, choose our own research topic and understand what women had to teach the other children in the bush as they were growing up. They were really clever people.
4 Theme: Using facts about Aboriginal art to challenge others Deadly DesignersTheme: Using facts about Aboriginal art to challenge othersWe used the game snakes and ladders to plan our board game. The colours we used for our game are colours we learnt about in class when we were doing art. It was cool to use creative ideas from our head and discover the meanings of dot paintings and symbols. The Aboriginal people were experts with using pictures to tell stories.
5 Theme: Looking at bush medicine and survival Medicine ManiaTheme: Looking at bush medicine and survivalWe learnt about how to make questions for a board game and make sure our facts were true. It was exciting and sometimes gross to learnt about the fruits, oils and grubs that used to be eaten. There should be more websites on this kind of history.
6 Theme: Learning about Australian native plants and animals Flora & Fauna HuntTheme: Learning about Australian native plants and animalsIt was fun to challenge other students and learn about the scientific names of things. Other kids told us they liked playing our game and learning new things too. We used the skills of each person in our groups to make a great game!
7 Theme: Looking at special places Race to UluruTheme: Looking at special placesWe enjoyed looking at images of Uluru, reading some Dreamtime stories to learn about it’s history and using facts to make our questions as you race around the board. It was really fun to each have jobs to do in our group.This is a main place of importance for our First Australians.
8 Story Telling through Art I created this artwork to make a story based on Aboriginal Dreaming. I have used Indigenous colours to represent nature and the colours they would have used thousands of years ago.It has two fish going on a journey while Aboriginal men are hunting them. I like the way the fish look like they are really swimming away. TaeHyeonWhen we were learning about Aboriginal art, we made this picture and then we got to make up our own story about them. I used crayons to decorate the fish and add Aboriginal patterns from the sample sheets of real Aboriginal symbols. The colours I used represent colours from Aboriginal culture Casey
9 Reflection JournalsI never knew that Aboriginals lived through an ice ageIt is amazing how they used dot painting to pass on messages and stories, the art always has a messageI liked learning about the special ceremonies and dancesLooking at the real digging stick, coolomon, emu caller, boomerang and the painted rock was awesomeI didn’t realise all the different ways that they did art before, I only knew about dot paintingsNow I know how to wash and go to the toilet in the bushThe spirits are really COOL, I wish we had someI think the way they looked after the environment is really special and it reminds me of our school ruleAboriginal people had good tools and they didn’t waste anything
10 Resources Equity Centre Library artefacts & visual images My Place text & DVD by Nadia Wheatley & Donna RawlinsWalking the Boundaries by Jackie FrenchShipwreck, Sailors & 60,000 years by Jackie FrenchExcursion – Field of Mars (rock carvings & native flora/fauna)First Australians by Karin CoxDust Echoes – online storiesWhy I love Australia by Bronwyn BancroftWho did that? (animals) J. BruceDreamtime stories and images