the significance of rock art to the Australian Aboriginal peoples
how it was traditionally created and its common features
how we can help protect it today.
Use the content from the PowerPoint to record any new information on the rock art poster from the previous lesson.
Display slide 10. As a class, discuss some of the reasons why protecting sacred rock art sites across Australia is important to the Aboriginal peoples. Brainstorm and list the ways in which we can help protect Aboriginal rock art sites.
Display slide 11 and explain the rock art activity to the students. Before commencing the artwork, ask the students:
What story will our final picture tell?
What method will we use to paint our hands?
How will we present our rock art mural to the principal and/or community?
As a class, create a rock art mural that tells a story of the class. Monitor and support the students as they complete the activity.
Once the rock art mural has been completed, gather together as a class to record the explanation of the story that the artwork represents.
As a class, present the rock art mural to the principal and/or whole school community.
Encourage more confident students to take a lead role in the group task.
Allow less confident students to be supported by a more confident peer during the group task.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities