Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Drama Age 5-12
Johanna Bell and Dion Beasley - Too Many Cheeky Dogs

Step inside the pages of Johanna Bell & Dion Beasley’s warm and entertaining children’s book Too Many Cheeky Dogs to explore the colourful characters, animals and landscapes of Tennant Creek in the remote Australian outback.

Using Process Drama techniques over nine sessions, you’ll learn about Indigenous culture, Australian animals and what it’s like to live in a remote Australian community through Dion’s eyes.

This resource also introduces young people to sign language and explores disability through the book’s presentation and translation into Auslan (Australian sign language).

What's Inside?

  • Nine lessons for the classroom
  • Four videos
  • An animated and Auslan interpreted version of the Go Home Cheeky Animals Story
  • 9 sequential lessons
  • Background information about Dion Beasley’s remarkable story
  • Links to the Australian National Curriculum for Literacy, Drama learning
  • Links to the Cross Curriculum Perspectives in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

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