An Introduction to Aboriginal Art Unit Plan

Unit Plan

An Introduction to Aboriginal Art Unit Plan

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9 x Lessons

This Visual Arts unit addresses the history of Aboriginal art in Australia and the variety of techniques used in different artworks.

It consists of 9 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

An Introduction to Aboriginal Art

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify the different types of Aboriginal art in Australia.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Aboriginal Rock Art

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal rock art.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Aboriginal Sand Drawings

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal sand drawings.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Aboriginal Bark Paintings

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal bark paintings.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Aboriginal Body Painting

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal body painting.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Aboriginal Wandjina Artworks

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal Wandjina artworks.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Aboriginal X-Ray Art

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal x-ray art.

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Lesson 8 60 minutes

Aboriginal Cross-Hatching

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal cross-hatching.

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Lesson 9 60 minutes

Aboriginal Dot Painting

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will understand the history and traditional techniques of Aboriginal dot painting.

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Lesson 10 (Assessment) 60 minutes

Applying Aboriginal Art Techniques - Assessment Task

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An assessment task in which students will demonstrate their understanding of Aboriginal art techniques.

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NSW Curriculum alignment

Victorian Curriculum alignment

Australian Curriculum alignment


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