Aboriginal art

Use this resource with the The colours of the earth lesson from our Australia topic. 

Explore Indigenous symbols and let children use them to create their own maps.

Use alongside the 'Colours of the Earth', Australia. Remember to explain that different peoples or language groups use different symbols and that symbols also mean different things depending on the context they are used in. Does knowledge of the symbols make us view Gabriella Possum Nungurrayi's painting differently?

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Start your topic with How the platypus got his shape, an Antipodean creation tale that looks at friendship and supplies the perfect context for looking at Australia. 

   

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