Story and Place: Lessons from Australian Aboriginal Storytelling

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Class members investigate Australian Aboriginal culture thought traditional stories and then create their own dreaming tales using specific details that create a sense of time and place.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Instructors must gather their own maps, pictures, stories, videos, books, etc.
  • Materials are available from the Australian Museum Online
  • Preview films like Art + Soul, Bungalung: A Dreaming of Cannibals, Crocodile Dreaming, and Dog Dreaming to determine the suitability for your classroom

  • Of particular value is the background information on Aboriginal culture and beliefs
  • The activities combine history, geography, and language arts concepts

  • The packet includes engaging activities; however, no recommendations for specific stories or videos is included