Including native languages into a classroom is usually straightforward...Unless of course there is limited information and resources available. Such is the case for the Mount Gambier aboriginal Boandik (Bunganditj) Language.
The Australian Curriculum has a focus on students learning about the local indigenous/aboriginal tribes in the area where they live. For many teachers they have an abundance of information and members of the tribe eager to pass on traditions. For those lucky teachers planning and implementing indigenous education is quite simple...and then there are the rest of us.
This is where my creative little brain takes over to give teachers a starting point. I love word walls. They give assistance to students and create a buzz in the classroom - basically by starting with just a few words you can hook in even the most reluctant student!
I decided therefore to start with a collection of words to do with creepy crawlers. There are bugs, ants and spiders (amongst a few others) and each card comes complete with the word in the Boandik language and supported by a picture. All you need to do it print, cut, laminate and start to use!
This is the first of the sets I will be creating. My aim is to do at least two sets a week (but I'll see how I go).
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Edited: 10 July 2018 - Languages that are phoentically recorded evolve as the recorded known vocabulary increases and is better understood. This resource has recently been updated with both new phoentic spelling for some and new graphics by the talented Rossy Zapata @ Rossy's Jungle.