An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of Aboriginal art techniques.
This assessment task may require an additional lesson to fully complete.
Art and craft supplies
Revise the content of the unit. Provide the students with opportunities to explain their knowledge and understanding of the different Aboriginal art techniques:
Display a copy of the Snakes and Ladders Game Board Template on the board. Explain to the students that they are going to use the template to create their own Snakes and Ladders game board using a variety of Aboriginal art techniques.
Inform the students that they must create a pattern and design for:
each square of the large snake
the three smaller down snakes
the page border
the game heading.
Clarify the task with the class and answer any questions the students may have.
Provide each student with an enlarged copy of the game board template and a variety of art and craft supplies to complete the task.
Allocate an appropriate amount of time for the students to complete their artworks. While the students are working on their designs, ask them:
What Aboriginal art techniques are you using to complete your game board?
What colours are you going to use for your designs?
Do any of the symbols in your designs have significant meanings?
Once the students have completed their game board, allow them to share their designs with their peers. Encourage the class to provide positive feedback.
Collect the students’ game boards in order to assess their understanding of the unit objectives. Afterwards, laminate the game boards and hand them back to the students so that they can play a game of Snakes and Ladders with their peers.
Encourage more capable students to include each Aboriginal art technique taught in the unit with a variety of colours in their design.
Encourage less confident students to use only a few Aboriginal art techniques taught in the unit with one or two colours in their design.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities