This Blooms/Gardners grid (matrix) has 42 creative and critical thinking activities about Indigenous life, history, culture and traditions in Australia. This pack is designed to use as individual lessons, literacy rotation tasks or fast finishing activities. It is suitable for students in Years 3-6 (although it is linked to the ACARA History outcome for Year 3). We have included each activity on the grid as task cards too in order to assist you in using these activities in various ways within your classroom.
This pack is designed to cater for a range of learners and learning styles in the classroom. The grid and tasks increase in difficulty. We advise you to encourage particular students to work on tasks that are at their level (the task cards may be handy for this too). Activities also range from completely individual tasks to tasks that students can work on in streamed OR mixed ability pairs or triads.
How this pack works:
Personally, I love using matrix style activities such as these in my classroom. I feel it allows student choice and voice, which is so important in the 21st century classroom. When starting a grid such as this, I like to spend time talking about each task and my expectations. Then we may start on an activity as a whole group or students may go ahead and choose activities according to where their learning needs and wants are. The best part is that it involves flexible learning where the children often get very enthusiastic, excited and engrossed in what they are doing.
No further teacher prep needed, simply print and use!