the significance of x-ray art to Australian Aboriginal peoples and their culture
the traditional techniques and common features used to create Aboriginal x-ray art
the types of objects that are commonly painted in the x-ray art style.
Use the content of the PowerPoint to record any new information on the x-ray art poster from the earlier lesson.
Display slide 40. As a class, discuss reasons why it traditionally might have been important for Aboriginal people to paint the anatomical features of animals in their x-ray art. Brainstorm and list the native Australian animals that could be painted in the Aboriginal x-ray style.
Display slide 41 and explain the x-ray art activity to the students.
Provide each student with a blank sheet of art paper. Ask the students to create an x-ray artwork using paint, pencils or crayons of a native Australian animal. Monitor and support the students as they complete the activity.
Once the students have finished, gather together as a class to share artworks. Encourage the students to explain their chosen animal, as well as the bone structure and organs they have included in their design.
Encourage more confident students to choose a more challenging Australian native animal to draw.
Provide less confident students with a template of a given Australian native animal.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities