Teaching With Aunty: The Sand Symbols (Year 4)

Year Level:Year 4
Knowledge Area:Art Styles

VISUAL STIMULUS FOCUS

The Sand Symbols is a story about an Aboriginal Elder sharing cultural and historical knowledge with her grandchildren, and discovering comparisons with modern and traditional Australian societies. 

VISUAL STIMULUS

Click on the image to launch the video The Sand Symbols.

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    Teaching Notes

    A comprehensive document of notes relating to the visual stimulus.

    Teaching Notes

     

     

    Each set of Teaching Notes contains the following:

    Prior to Viewing: Background information on the topic and tips to help you introduce the video to students

    Shared Viewing: Explanations and additional information to engage students while viewing the video

    After Viewing Discussion: Recommended ideas for discussion and questioning after viewing the video

    Teaching Notes

    Curriculum Links: Relevant content descriptions and elaborations from the Australian Curriculum

     

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    WORKSHEETS

    Printable worksheets for students to complete that support the teaching material.

    WORKSHEETS

    WS 1: Drawing Aboriginal Art Symbols

    A drawing activity where students draw different Aboriginal art symbols that they have memorised. (The symbols and patterns can be found in the Learning Aboriginal Art Symbols document in the Additional Resources section.)

    WORKSHEETS

    WS 2: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Writing a Story

    A reading and writing activity where students draw Aboriginal art symbols to complete the story.

    WORKSHEETS

    WS 3: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Reading a Story

    A reading and writing activity where students recognise Aboriginal art symbols to complete the story.

     

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    Additional Resources

    Additional materials such as answers, useful links, relevant protocol documents or tips for localising the teaching materials.

    Additional Resources

    Learning Aboriginal Art Symbols 1

    A reference document featuring a range of Aboriginal art symbols.

    Additional Resources

    WS 2: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Writing a Story (Answers)

    Additional Resources

    WS 3: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Reading a Story (Answers)

     

RESOURCE CATEGORY TAGS:
Art Styles, Digital Technologies, Year 4, Visual Arts, Videos