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     Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet
Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet
Worksheet

Here is the Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet National Treasure.

FOCUS QUESTION

What does this object help me understand about Australian history and heritage?

IDENTIFYING THE OBJECT

1. Describe the object. (Comment on such aspects as its size, use, age, condition.)

FORMING HYPOTHESES

2. This object is important because it is associated with a nationalistic icon.

What do you think the object helps us to understand about:

  • our national identity
  • the nature of society in the late nineteenth century
  • class and union divisions in Australian history?

FINDING OUT MORE

3. Imagine you had to write a short paragraph describing the object and its significance to an overseas visitor. List three things that you would need to find out about in order to create that description.

You will get extra information about this object from the video clip, and the Warren Brown cartoon of it.

COMING TO CONCLUSIONS

4. Now write that short paragraph for your overseas visitor.

ADDING TO NATIONAL TREASURES

5. Imagine that you could add any one object relating to important folk music to a 'National Treasures' list. What would the object be?

Explain and justify your choice.

You might like now to see the video clip on the Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet, or explore the Warren Brown cartoon of the Waltzing Matilda Song Sheet featured in the video clip.
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