The Aboriginal Art Challenge is a great tool to use in the classroom – use it as a class project, an alternative assignment for an English class or an extra credit assignment! It fits in well with curricula in Art, English and Social Studies, and is a great option to address the multiple-intelligences and learning styles in your classroom. We find that Aboriginal students are excited about creating artwork, and become engaged in the material because it’s about them.
The Aboriginal Arts Challenge Teacher’s Guide provides interactive classroom activities that aid in the research and creative process, as well as encourage critical thinking. The Guide outlines four projects that explore cultural significance and personal awareness.