The Cultural Unit

12 Aug

For the first four weeks of term we have been learning about the Aboriginal Culture. ย We have made rainsticks, woven artworks, read many Dreamtime Stories and learnt some songs.

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Last week we wrapped up our Cultural Unit with an excursion to our local Cobb and Co Museum.

It was a fantastic excursion – so well run and organised.

The students worked their way through a series of activities that included:

  1. Dreamtime Stories and clay sculpture making
  2. artefact study and learning a traditional game.
  3. Fire Making/Attempting (no one was actually successful)
  4. Learning a dance and listening to a didgeridoo player
  5. Outdoor games – spear throwing (with tennis balls) and boomerang throwing
  6. Aboriginal Art – Hand painting and Class MuralIMG_5051

The hardest part was walking up the hill home!

Oh and before we left we quickly visited a special exhibit that the museum had on local sportspeople as a Dad of one of the students in my class was in the display. You can imagine how exciting that was!

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3 Responses to “The Cultural Unit”

  1. Have A Laugh On Me 12/08/2014 at 8:23 PM #

    My daughter LOVED Naidoc Week celebrations and I’m so glad because to me a country’s history and native peoples are so important!

  2. middleagedmama1 12/08/2014 at 8:50 PM #

    One of my daughter’s strongest memories from our trip round Australia when she was 4, was visiting the indigenous cultural centre near Uluru and participating in similar activities (she’s now 17). Sounds like your students will also have some great memories of this unit and hopefully have learned something along the way!

    Visiting from #teamIBOT xxx

  3. EssentiallyJess 13/08/2014 at 2:55 PM #

    Looks like a great day. You seem like such a fun teacher.

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