Like many cultures around the world, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been grinding seeds and making bread for tens of thousands of years. Let’s have a look at a contemporary method of making bread with Indigenous ingredients.
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Culture and Sustainability.
Key concepts and organising ideas: Country/ Place, Culture and People
Learning areas: Science and HASS
Make a bread with native ingredients. See PDF download for recipe.
Year 3 Physical Science - Investigating the production and transfer of heat in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ methods of cooking, such as the use of ground ovens (OI.5)
Year 6 Chemical Science - Investigating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ knowledge of reversible processes, such as the application of adhesives, and of irreversible processes, such as the use of fuels for torches or raw ingredients such as flour and water with applied heat creates bread. (OI.5)