Dreamtime Stories

Dreamtime Stories


Dreamtime stories are an important part of any Indigenous Australian study. What do your students know about them?

Use the Dreamtime Stories Poster & Resource Bundle to engage your students in the Dreaming with the objective of having them write their very own!

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK062

This resource is delivered as a 13 page PDF in A4 size, and the classroom poster is delivered in A2 size, but it can be resized for printing.

So, what's included?

✓ A2 classroom poster including the Dreaming story of 'How the Birds got their Colour' and a fun visual (check it out in the preview!)

✓ 1000-word engaging and entertaining article entitled In the Dreamtime... which looks at why Dreamtime stories are told and gives four examples from four different language nations around Australia.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

✓ 2x Fill in the Blanks Worksheets using two Dreamtime stories, to assess reading comprehension.

✓ Write the Question Worksheet, which asks students to write the question rather than the answer as a different way of learning.

✓ Dreamtime Video Response gets students to watch short animations of popular dreamtime stories and comment on their meaning and moral.

✓ Dreamtime Story Board template encourages students to write their very own Dreamtime story with the style and conventions they have learned.

✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising the In the Dreamtime article and poster in your classroom.

Purchase Issue 08 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag.

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