Aboriginal Australia

The Techie Kids are learning so much from our friends at 2KJ! We are really enjoying reading their posts about their Aboriginal Australia theme. We were especially interested in the boomerang and didgeridoo. It looks like everyone had a great time learning to throw a boomerang. We  wanted to investigate further and thought it would be fun to find out what the didgeridoo sounds like. We listened to several recordings and found it interesting that each sounded a little different. We know this is because the termites do not eat evenly through the wood, yielding different sounds. We learned this from our 2KJ friends! Here are two of the recordings we listened to.

Didgeridoo on the market, aboriginal-style from Nab on Vimeo.

Stax cranks the didgeridoo from Vernon Fowler on Vimeo.

Boomerangs - Victoria Market Melbourne

Image by geoftheref, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic.

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5 thoughts on “Aboriginal Australia

  1. Hi, those boomerangs are awesome. I like the cool designs on them. My favourite ones are the ones with the flying dragons.

    Talk to you soon your friend,
    Justin

  2. Those are all very cool!!! 😛 Can i ask a question Are those from the old days??

  3. Hi Techie Kids!

    We were so surprised and happy to discover that you have been learning about “Aboriginal Australia” through our blog! It is great that you are regularly checking to see what we have been learning about and now you know about this important topic too! 🙂

    Today we learnt that traditional Aboriginal Australians passed on their history and traditions through songs, dances and art rather than the traditonal “pen and paper” method. We thought this was very interesting! We also learnt that Aboriginal rock art was the first form of art on the entire Earth!

    Learning from each other through our blogs is just amazing and I really feel like my students this year are becoming “global” learners!

    Keep up the great work Techie Kids!

    From Miss Jordan

  4. @Justin, I agree, the boomerangs are very cool! I enjoyed learning that the unique designs are still consistent as they all use some variation of dots and lines with the colors black, brown, white, red, yellow, and orange.

    @ Rachel, We found out that Aboriginal Australians are the people who lived in Australia thousands of years ago. They used the didgeridoo and boomerangs then, but the videos and picture are recent. Some people still use them today.

    Hi Miss Jordan and 2KJ!

    We think songs, dances, and art are a terrific way to tell stories and learn. Many of us sing in our classrooms and like to create art work. It is very interesting to find out that Aboriginal rock art was the first form of art! The Techie Kids are done with school for summer vacation on June 11th. For our last research project it might be fun to see if we can find examples of Aboriginal rock art.

    We are very happy that you have been sharing your learning with us. It does seem that most of the Techie Kids did not know very much about your country before we became Blog Buddies. I agree with Miss Jordan about the value of blogging. We are excited to become “global learners” also! It is so wonderful to be a part of this special community.

    Sincerely,

    Mrs. Moore and the Techie Kids

  5. Dear Techie Kids,

    I think it’s important to remember to NOT type in personal information and to NOT accept advertisements.

    Sincerely,
    Raymond