These sites are about the art and culture of the Australian Aborigines. There are animations, lesson plans, and pictures, as well as information about bark painting, Dreamtime stories, and the didjeridu instrument. Some sites have audio files so students can listen to the didjeridu. There are also two maps of the Aborigine land. Includes a link to an eTheme on Australia.
Explore the links to find out about this creature from the Australian Aborigines' folklore. Click on "Aboriginal Stories" to read or listen to several stories about the bunyip. The "Education" link has many lesson plans.
Learn about the Burarra people with this interactive cartoon. You will learn about the Australian animals, bark painting, how to catch and cook mud crabs and fish. Includes a map so you can see where the Burarra people live.
ThinkQuest: The Culture of the Aboriginal People
Read about "The Dreamtime" and "Aboriginal Art." Click "Next" to read about Aboriginal Dance. Click on "Home," then "Australian Myths" to read more about Dreamtime.
Aboriginal Arts & Crafts
Look at these art projects students made. They are modeled after Aboriginal art.
ThinkQuest: Indigenous Australia
This is an extensive website on Aborigines that was created by students. There is information about art, culture, and more. Also includes worksheets and activities.
Aboriginal Bark Painting
Read about aboriginal bark painting. Includes a picture of bark paintings. Click on "Bark Painting Techniques" to learn more.
The Aborigines of Australia
This website about Aborigines was created by a fifth grade student. The section on Dreamtime includes a link to a video clip of a storyteller telling a Dreamtime story.
Common Ground: Didjeridoo
You can listen to the didjeridu on this website. Click on the "How to play didjeridu" to learn how to play this instrument and see diagrams of circular breathing. NOTE: This is a business site where you can buy didjeridu.
What's a Didjeridu Anyway?
This is text explaining the didjeridu and how it is used.
The Acoustics of the Didjeridu
Learn about the origins of the didjeridu and how the instrument is made to give it such a distinctive sound. Click on the links to hear audio clips of the didjeridu being played.
FactMonster: Aboriginal Australia: History, Culture, and Conflict
Read about Aboriginal culture, the Dreamtime, and the Didgeridoo. There is also information about the Aborigine civil rights movement. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
eThemes Resource: Continent: Australia
These sites have information about Australia, including its animals, geography, climate, and history. Includes photographs, maps, quizzes, and games, plus a virtual tour of the Sydney Opera House and a live Webcam that you can control. Also includes a link to eThemes Resources on koalas and the Olympics.