Create a cultural calendar

Aboriginal artwork representing the Sept to Jan season, with Assessment caption

Assessment objective

Create a cultural calendar that would be useful to you in the classroom.



This calendar will be accompanied by a 1500 word essay explaining how you went about your research.

The calendar can be presented in digital format or in any other innovative way, but must be in a format that allows assessment.

Use the Brambuk Interpretive Matrix and the Miriwoong Seasonal calendar and film to give you some ideas on what you can produce for your chosen region.The following has been provided to assist you in researching information:

Regional characteristics

In small groups select an Australian region of significance to you in your lives and identify the following elements:

  1.  Aboriginal Nation name/s
  2. Boundaries of Country
  3. Weather<
  4. Geology
  5. Physically image the Country, waters
  6. Animals
  7. Plants
  8. Astronomy
  9. Aboriginal spiritual and cultural connection to the chosen Country/Torres Strait Islander spiritual and cultural connections to Place
  10. Changes over time: think of 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s, present
  11. Impact of changes over time
  12. Land management over time