Students will use authentic Aboriginal symbols in order to create both a written and visual story.
Students will recognize symbols within two aboriginal paintings.
Students will use the art elements shape and line in order to create a visual representation of a written story.
~Student and Teacher Painting Examples
~Pencils, Erasers and Colored Pencils
Aboriginal Art. Didges We Doo. Retrieved March 2, 2008 from http://www.didgeswedoo.com.au/aboriginal-2.html.
Aboriginal Iconography. (2006). Jinta Desert Art. Retrieved March 3, 2007 from http://www.jintaart.com.au/iconography/iconhmpg.htm.
~Introduce the project by showing teacher and student examples of Aboriginal inspired paintings.
~Pass out the symbols worksheet.
~Show students two authentic Aboriginal paintings and have the students find the symbols within them.
~Go over the idea worksheet and directions. Allow students to ask any questions they may have.
~Students work to complete the worksheet and use the symbols sheet to create their own Aboriginal inspired story.
~Students can add color to their design if time allows.
Grade worksheet based on the following criteria:
~Did the students include at least three symbols in their story?
~Is their written story 3-6 sentences long?
~Do the symbols in their written story match up with the symbols drawn?
~Do the symbols fill the box in an interesting way? (Composition)
National Information Literacy Standards (K-12)
Evaluates information critically and competently.
Appreciates literature and other creative expressions of information.
Information Skills and Subskills (K-16)
National Content Standards (K-12)