ABORIGINAL ART

MATH
Have a class discussion on circles and circumference. Find the number of circles needed to fill a given area.

HISTORY
Discuss the spiritual elements of Aboriginal art and some famous artists and their work. Look at a map and denote where a specific culture might be located .

LANGUAGE ARTS
Contrast and compare the Aboriginal dot like art to other famous art styles like Pointillism. Create a Venn diagram to visually show the similarities and differences.

SCIENCE
Talk about the materials used to create the colors of the Aboriginal art. Many of the earth tone hues were derived from the earth, for example the colors frequently seen in the desert are black from charcoal, white from chalk or clay and a broad spectrum of reds, browns and yellows made from ocher.

Aboriginal Snake art Design
Aboriginal Snake Art Design

EXTENSION
Create an exhibit of artifacts from nature like sea shells and stone and place the student created Aboriginal style of art next to the items. Take photos and create an artistic wall collage.

Art Infused Cross Curriculum Educational Lesson Ideas – Aboriginal Snake Art Design

Ideas for ART INFUSED Cross Curriculum Lesson Plans

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