This 43-page file is great for teaching your students about the origins and culture of Australia's Aborigines (as outlined by the Georgia Performance Standards -- SS6H8 and SS6H9). It also discusses how the culture was impacted by European colonization and what life is like for Aborigines today. The notes include important facts, vocabulary, and images. There are also graphic organizers, writing assignments, and projects included in this file. You can choose to do them all, or pick the ones that best meet your students’ needs. Enjoy!
Included in this file:
~Aborigines Concept Web (for note-taking during the presentation) – slides 3-4
~Australia's Aborigines Notes – slides 5-36
~Dreamtime Legends writing assignment – slides 37-38
~Aboriginal Art project – slide 39
~Political Cartoon Analysis – slides 40-41
~Bumper Sticker project – slide 42
~Cookin' Up a Culture activity – slide 43
This file is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards for 6th grade Social Studies:
SS6H8 The student will describe the culture and development of Australia prior to contact with Europeans.
a. Describe the origins and culture of the Aborigines.
SS6H9 The student will explain the impact European exploration and colonization had on Australia.
b. Explain the impact of European colonization of Australia in terms of diseases and weapons on the indigenous peoples of Australia.
Like what you see? Then bundle up and save! This file is part of my Australia Unit Bundle that is located here:
Australia Unit Bundle
Here are some great supplemental activities that pair with this lesson:
Australia Task Cards
Australia Color-by-Number activity
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