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.
Click on the image to launch the video The Sand Symbols.
A comprehensive document of notes relating to the visual stimulus.
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
Printable worksheets for students to complete that support the teaching material.
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.)
WS 2: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Writing a Story
A reading and writing activity where students draw Aboriginal art symbols to complete the story.
WS 3: Aboriginal Art Symbols — Reading a Story
A reading and writing activity where students recognise Aboriginal art symbols to complete the story.
Additional materials such as answers, useful links, relevant protocol documents or tips for localising the teaching materials.
A reference document featuring a range of Aboriginal art symbols.