Prep to Year 2

​Theme:  Celebrations - Select one (1) lesson from each column

P-2BMC– Bunya Mountains Ceremony​
​P-2TSIC – Celebrations within Torres Strait Islands Culture​P-2AST - Story Telling at Aboriginal Celebrations​P-2ATA– Recording Traditional Aboriginal Celebrations through Art
​Learn how the Bunya Mountains Ceremony is celebrated:  long ago and in the present day.  Includes discussion of location, food gathering, traditional dress and artwork

​Learn about two traditional Torres Strait Island celebrations-  the traditional dress, instruments and artefacts used.  Participate in a sit-down Torres Strait Island dance​Learn how traditional Aboriginal celebrations included storytelling and participate in a dreaming story as told during traditional Aboriginal celebrations​Experience drawing using Aboriginal art symbols and patterns as used long ago to record traditional Aboriginal celebrations. Create a take home art piece
​P-2TDC – Traditional Dress at Celebrations​P-2TSIMD – Music and Dance in Traditional Torres Strait Island Celebrations​P-2AMR - Aboriginal Men’s Roles during Celebrations​P-2AI – Instruments used in Aboriginal Celebrations
​Learn how women used natural fibres to make garments worn at traditional Aboriginal celebrations. Dress and make your own wrist/ankle band using traditional techniques

​Learn about traditional Torres Strait Island instruments and the relationship between traditional dress worn and dancing performed during different celebrations​Learn about the traditional weapons used by Aboriginal men to carry out their roles preparing for celebrations.  Watch a demonstration of how the weapons were used​Learn about and experience clap sticks, didgeridoo, gum leaves and bull roarer as played in celebrations and take part in a traditional Aboriginal celebration performance
​P-2WBF –Role of Women and Bush Food in Celebrations​P-2TSIL – Language used in Torres Strait Island Celebrations​P-2ATG - Traditional Games at Aboriginal Celebrations​P-2DAM – Roles the Didgeridoo plays in Celebrations : Art and Music
​Learn how women and bush foods contributed to traditional Aboriginal celebrations.  Make a traditional cooking vessel from modern materials

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​Learn about the different  languages of the Torres Strait Islands including words from the Kala-Lagau-Ya  language used to describe instruments and traditional dress worn at celebrations
​Learn about the importance of games played at traditional Aboriginal celebrations and experience playing a traditional game​Learn how the didgeridoo is regarded as an art form as well as an instrument in Aboriginal celebrations.  Participate in a group performance