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12 resources (including 2 power points) which relate to the following poems:
- 'Shearing at Castlereagh'
- 'A Bush Christening'
- 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle'
- 'Clancy of the Overflow'
- 'Saltbush Bill J.P.'
- 'In Defence of the Bush'
- 'Old Pardon, the son of Reprieve'
Some of the resources compare multiple poems, while others focus on individual poems. Teacher answers are supplied for the quizzes. The resources include:
- A Bush Christening in Pictures
A series of pre-reading and post-reading tasks using imagery. Students construct their own version of the poem using the pictures as hints before comparing their own version to Paterson's original.
- All About Ballads - Paterson's Distinctive Voice
Students learn about the ballad genre before using their own skills to write creatively, both in prose and in poetry with a focus on the bushman theme and Paterson's own distinctive voice.
- Analysis Questions
A series of anlaysis questions for: 'Clancy of the Overflow'; 'Saltbush Bill J.P'; 'Mulga Bill's Bicylce'; 'A Bush Christening'; 'In Defence of the Bush'; 'Old Pardon, the Son of Reprieve'.
- A Distinctly Australian Voice - Student Copy
Mix and match activity to learn authentic Australian bushman terms.
- Revision Grid Game for Distinctive Voices
Shearers, eucalyptus leaves, cowboy boots or racehorses anyone? A revision game to test students knowledge of distinctive voices, quotes and actions from the poems set for HSC. ('Saltbush Bill J.P.' 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle'; 'A Bush Christening'; 'Pardon the Son of Reprieve'; 'In Defence of the Bush'; 'Clancy of the Overflow')
- Memory Recall Quiz on 'Background to Banjo Paterson's Poetry' PowerPoint
A quiz to test students understanding of the power point titled 'Background to Banjo Paterson's Poetry'.
- PowerPoint: Background
Outlines who Banjo Paterson was and his many talents. Accompanies the student worksheet.
- The Original Australian Icon - Context (Accompanies the PowerPoint 'The Context of Banjo Paterson's Poetry')
A synthesis task to recreate visually what distinctly Australian means in Banjo Paterson's day. Accompanies the PowerPoint titled, 'The Context of Banjo Paterson's Poetry'.
- PowerPoint: Context
Explores how 'Australianism' is defined and how to describe a typical Aussie bushman. Accompanies the student handout on context.
- Shearing at Castlereagh
Close reading questions
- Shearing at Castlereagh
Students create soundscapes in groups and then use a reflection journal to record ideas