Arts & Humanities
Students learn about Aborigines, a group of people indigenous, or native, to Australia. Students view examples of Aboriginal bark art and create pictures in the style of Aboriginal bark art.
learn facts about Aborigines.
study pictures of Aboriginal bark art.
create pictures in the style of Aboriginal bark art.
Australia, Aborigine, art, bark art, picture, illustration
Materials Needed Library sources or sites noted in lesson for background information and art examples. See lesson links below for bark art picture materials.
Before the lesson, read historical information about Aborigines from library sources or from Aboriginal Australia to students. Show students examples of Aboriginal bark art from library sources or from Aboriginal Bark Paintings. Tell students that they are going to create pictures in the style of Aboriginal bark paintings.
For elementary students, link to the lesson Australia Unit Plan: Bark Art. Scroll down the page to find the lesson.
Assessments are included with the lessons.
Lesson Plan Source
Education World (with resources listed above)
Primary: Pat Griffith
Elementary: Denise Charron, Sharon Morton-Cousi, Deborah Roberts, Vanessa Strickland, Terri Williams