Famous Indigenous Australians, Indigenous people today, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, SOSE, Year 6, SA Famous Indigenous Australians Many of Australia's Indigenous people have worked hard and achieved local and international fame...
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This web page is part of the skwirk.com.au interactive schooling website. The website is an interactive site in which children, teachers and parents can become members and access an of the site. Students are asked to put in their schooling year and the information in which they are shown is specific to the year and topics covered in each state. This particular topic contains information regarding famous Indigenous Aboriginals. Some of these will be known to the students and some not so known, if known at all. Indigenous Aboriginals mentioned and description given include Cathy Freeman (sportswomen), Albert Namatijra (artist), Noel Pearson (activist), Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Nooncal) (poet), Neville Bonner (first Indigenous politician), and Pat O’Shane (NSW Magistrate). Others are mentioned with a one or two line description. This could lead to discussion as to why the site has chosen particular people to give a deeper description and not the others. The site also has images of Indigenous Aboriginals, those mentioned above, however to view these you need to sign up to the site. The site has links to spelling tests, three for three different levels. This page can be assessed by students at home after logging in.
The downfall of this page is that you need to register however it is a great start for teachers looking for significant Indigenous Aboriginals past and present. Once teachers have this, they can expand their knowledge and use these few as a base to expand on. A task on this could involve the teacher leading a discussion after some research from the children on the work of Albert Namatijra or Kath Walker. The children could then, using the work of these two, develop their own artwork and poetry, to be on display in the classroom. The children could also use this work and compare it to the modern day art and poetry, competing on any difference or similarities or even how it would be received in the modern day.