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Rationale for the 2004 project

  • Develop a unit of work with an Indigenous perspective.
  • Develop the unit to demonstrate a range of teaching and learning strategies.
  • Extend the links between the primary and high schools at Gilgandra.
  • Expand community involvement with the project.

2004 Project photographs


On the second meeting of the team in 2004 a visit was made to the Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Balladoran. Ralph and Audrey Naden provided a guided tour of the site and related the history and purpose of the centre. Ideas were discussed for how to incorporate the features, artefacts and cultural aspects into the learning activities.

On the following visit the team invited Ralph and Audrey to a planning meeting to explore the possibilities of using the Aboriginal cultural centre for the activity day. A range of ideas was suggested and team members took responsibility for the development of them.

The following people developed the materials for the 2004 Gilgandra unit with the help of community members.

Mary Nixon-Solomon
AEA
Gilgandra High School

Henry Louie
AEA
Gilgandra Primary School

Tanya Moore
AE Teachers Aide
Gilgandra High School

Leanne Morris
Relieving/AP Gilgandra Primary School
Stage 3 Classroom teacher

Michelle Keogh
Maths teacher
Gilgandra High School

Suzanne Ziems
Project Coordinator
Board of Studies

Arch Brown
Maths teacher
Gilgandra High School

Ray Thompson
Community member

Ralph Naden
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Balladoran

Audrey Naden
Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Balladoran

2004 planning

Balladoran activity stations

Station

Activity

Responsibility for
Development

1

Car park area
Shelters – height, length shadow
3D drawings

Michelle Arch

2

Scale drawing for shed door
Snake or kangaroo

Michelle

3

Vegie patch
Fractions

Leanne Henry

4

Distance form marked tree
Direction to Gil, Dubbo, Mendooran

Tanya Ralph

5

Scale drawing
Sand model – boomerang

Michelle

6

Snake
Measurement- volume

Arch

7

Ceremonial area
Volume of prisms
3D drawing

Arch

8

Colours of rocks and plants
Graph, data table

Henry Leanne

Mathematics in Indigenous Contexts: Gilgandra 2004
Timetable for Balladoran excursion 29 October 2004

Time

Activity

9.30

Leave school

9.45

Introductory talk about Balladoran Centre
Groups and rotation activities explained

10..05

First activity station

10.30

Second activity station

11.00

Morning tea

11.20

Third activity station

11.50

Fourth activity station

12.20

Fifth activity station

12.45

Lunch

1.20

Sixth activity station

1.50

Seventh activity station

2.20

Final activity station

3.00

Return to school

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