An Introduction to Aboriginal Art Unit Plan

An Introduction to Aboriginal Art Unit Plan

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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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Australian Curriculum alignment

The Arts > Visual Arts > Years 3 and 4 > ACAVAM110
Explore ideas and artworks from different cultures and times, including artwork by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to use as inspiration for their own representationsElaborationsresearc...

The Arts > Visual Arts > Years 3 and 4 > ACAVAR113
Identify intended purposes and meanings of artworks using visual arts terminology to compare artworks, starting with visual artworks in Australia including visual artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Str...

The Arts > Visual Arts > Years 5 and 6 > ACAVAM114
Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinionsElaborationsselecting and manipulat...

The Arts > Visual Arts > Years 5 and 6 > ACAVAR117
Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworksElaborati...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 3 > Knowledge and Understanding > History > ACHASSK062
The importance of Country/Place to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples who belong to a local areaElaborationsliasing with Community to identify original language groups of Aboriginal or T...

Humanities and Social Sciences > HASS > Year 4 > Knowledge and Understanding > History > ACHASSK083
The diversity of Australia's first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies)Elaborationsmapping ...


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