Aboriginal Experience Incursion

History / Geography

Syllabus Outcomes GE1-1 | HT1-2

Walking Grade

$22.00

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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About Aboriginal Experience - Stage 1

In an action-packed incursion full of engaging activities such as spear making, boomerang throwing and face painting with traditional ocre clay, students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the richness of Aboriginal culture, learning about the traditions and culture of the original custodians of this land. The Gumaraa Rangers will introduce your students to the history of the Aboriginal culture, sharing Dreamtime stories, how they used tools and made shelters, and help them understand the Aboriginal kinship structures, both past and present. Students can observe traditional Aboriginal language greetings from local lands and learn about the Aboriginal peoples’ connection to their land, and what has changed over time. It’s a day about creating links from the past to our present – a day they will surely never forget!
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Syllabus Outcomes Addressed

GE1-1 describes features of places and the connections people have with places
HT1-2 identifies and describes significant people, events, places and sites in the local community over time

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Arrive/Depart

Full Day Incursion (5 Hours) 9:30am – 2:30pm

Time allocation for incursions can be tailored and adjusted to suit your individual school timetable and scheduling.

What's Included

Completed Risk Assessment

Syllabus Content Focus

Key inquiry questions answered:

  • How can we care for places?
  • What factors affect people’s connections to places?
  • How can we show that the present is different from or similar to the past?
  • What remains of the past are important to the local community and why? 

Day Outline

Arrival / Morning Tea / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)
Introductory Presentation The day kicks off with a meet and greet with the enthusiastic Gumaraa rangers before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation.
(approx. 25 minutes)
Grouping: Students are divided into their groups of approximately x 30 students and are allocated a Gumaraa ranger for each activity.
Activity 1 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 2 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Lunch / Toilet Break
(approx. 25 minutes)
Activity 3 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Activity 4 Students participate in each activity for approximately 30 minutes.
Wrap Up / Conclusion / Toilet Break
(approx. 20 minutes)

Activities

INTRODUCTION: (In hall)
The day kicks off with a meet and greet with our knowledgeable Aboriginal Gumaraa Rangers, before enjoying an interactive and engaging presentation. Students will be drawn into an open discussion about Aboriginal Australians, and gain an appreciation for the ancestral culture that has occupied this land for over 40,000 years. They’ll hear stories from the Dreamtime, hear firsthand stories about living on traditional lands, and see, feel and touch Aboriginal artefacts to learn how Indigenous Australians engage with their culture and lands. They’ll be challenged to think critically about the impact that the arrival of colonial settlers had on Aboriginal lifestyles and livelihoods. This insightful and authentic introductory presentation is sure to bolster a strong sense of empathy and connection with students’ home and lifestyle.

ACTIVITY 1: Traditional Ochre Ceremony
Students will begin their understanding of Aboriginal traditions by taking part in an Ochre ceremony, where they’ll paint their faces with natural ochre as a sign of initiation and welcome to Indigenous practices and lands.

ACTIVITY 2: Dancing
Students will get to partake in traditional and ceremonial dances, which play an important role in the spirituality of indigenous Australian tribes. One of the major purposes was to tell stories that were passed through the generations, they would be about the land, animals, dreamtime and Aboriginal people. Stories from ancestors on first contacts.

ACTIVITY 3: Bush plants and medicines
Students will learn how different plants are used as remedies for common illnesses, and how this traditional knowledge has been passed down for generations. They may even be surprised to discover how western medicine has incorporated and adapted Aboriginal medicine and techniques! They’ll find out how to search for and identify “bush tucker” – plants used as food sources, and gain an in-depth understanding of the sacred relationship between the Australian continent and Indigenous Australians.

ACTIVITY 4: Artefacts
Students will be shown how to use real traditional artefacts such as boomerangs, spears, shields, dillybags and many other items, and discover how these items were used by Aboriginal Australians for occupations such as hunting, warfare, food preparation and making music or art. They’ll get to try their hand at boomerang and spear throwing, too! Boomerangs are made from a branch or root of a tree or bush, usually found in the mangroves, it’s carved into shape, moistened, bent and shaped and then smoothed and greased. Boomerangs are dangerous weapons and very important in Aboriginal culture. OR…. if your school doesn’t have space for boomerang throwing we can do an art project etc etc

$22.00

All parents and teachers can attend for no additional cost.

+GST. As this program is an educational service, all GST charged can be reimbursed in its entirety by the Government. (Minimum charge of x35 students).

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