Since the beginning of her career, Nadia Wheatley's books have reflected her commitment to multiculturalism, social justice and the preservation of the natural environment.
Watch The Trailer. Things that I expect of the trailer… Things that I found interesting in the trailer… all of the decades to be covered traditional costume By referring to the text, have all students physically re-enact the timeline first two pages in the classroom or some other suitable space.
Over the period Nadia Wheatley and artist Ken Searle were consultants at the school at Papunya, an Aboriginal community in the Western Desert.About the Author Nadia Wheatley began writing full-time in , after completing postgraduate work in Australian history. Each student is to make a card of their character and what year they are. Exploring plot, character, setting and theme In pairs have students track the ideas character, name, animal etc in each decade via the table below. Each decade is accompanied by a detailed illustration showing the changes time has made. The journey from book to screen My Place, the children's book, was originally written to celebrate the bicentenary of Australia. Each is symbolic of the land and its sustenance of the people who live there. Since the beginning of her career, Nadia Wheatley's books have reflected her commitment to social justice. The story is set in Sydney but could be in any part of Australia. About the Illustrator Donna Rawlins is an illustrator, book designer and teacher who has specialised in making books for children for most of her working life. Coordinate the timeline to snake around the space just like it does in the first double page spread. It presents the stories of 21 child characters, one for each decade since Read the text for a third and final time, starting from the back to the front this time and having students all say the year as they get to a particular decade. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were.
Are there any clear characters evident on the cover and who might they be? This book could be read forwards or backwards.
Each child's story covers a decade in time, showing their particular dress, customs and family life. Then feedback these words as a wider group into a class discussion and brainstorm. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Australia.
The story is set in Sydney but could be in any part of Australia. About the author and the illustrator Nadia Wheatley, Author Nadia Wheatley began writing full-time inafter completing postgraduate work in Australian history. I found myself just as involved in the story as my children were.
Is this how the characters were in the students imagination?
Industry Reviews This fascinating book is like a time capsule of the first years of white settlement in Australia, demonstrating that the Australian community has been influenced by cultures from all around the globe. It aims to teach the reader about the history of Australia, about families, settlers, multiculturalism, and the traditional owners of the land.