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Lesson Plans

Intergrating the Arts & Aboriginal Art

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Denise Walker (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 09:39:27 +0800

Hi to all. I'm lecturing in a 2nd year teaching method unit called, "
Creative and practical Arts and music. One section is about the
intergration of Art, Music, Dance and Drama in the classroom,( K-7). Do
you have and practical ideas,lessons, tips or thoughts etc that I can pass
on to my students from practicing Art Teachers???

I have also had a lot of people ask me about Aboriginal Art, so I thought
this may be of interest to some of you also.

There are many different types and styles depending on where the art comes
from, as there are hundreds of different tribes / language groups in

The most important aspects are,

Way of communicating the dreamtime stories

Different art mediums, ie cave walls, sand, body, bark, rock art

All from birds eye view, dot painting or xray art.

Also the modern Aboriginal artists

There are many good books, but you may find it hard to locate them in the USA??

Aboriginal Art and Spirituality by Rosemary Cromlin is very good

I have produced an Aboriginal Education Resource Worksheet File of
photocopy masters for teachers. It is aimed at upper primary through to
lower secondary. It was put together with Aboriginal students, parents and
community members.I spent the last 3 previous years working as an
Aboriginal Education Specialist teacher, but I'm now back in Art Education.
It includes a lot of Aboriginal reference material, like dreamtime,tribal
groups,didgeridoo, Noongar words, Aboriginal Art, word sleuths, design
worksheets, traditional Aboriginal Art etc. This may be of interest to
some of you. They are practical worksheets for students. If you are
interested, please email me at

Kind regards,
Western Australia

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