Bobby Pedersen

The Orb - An Aboriginal Resource

Blog Post created by Bobby Pedersen on May 11, 2019

Just in case this has been the world’s best kept secret - I need to whisper in your ears…

 

The Orb embeds into Canvas beautifully and captures the rich history of Tasmania’s Aboriginal people.

 

Please feel free to use it. The beautiful videos can be captured and embedded just where you need them to start to provoke discussions with your class.

 

The Orb is a collection of online multimedia resources designed to assist the teaching of Aboriginal histories and cultures. It reflects the holistic nature of Tasmanian Aboriginal culture and the interconnections between people, Country, culture, identity, and the living community.

 

The Orb helps to cover not only the Australian Curriculum - cross curriculum priorities https://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/f-10-curriculum/cross-curriculum-priorities/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islande…  and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers https://www.aitsl.edu.au/tools-resources/resource/australian-professional-standards-for-teachers but it gets to the heart of some serious thinking and connections with our country.

 

I can’t sing the praises of The Orb enough. Because it is a highly visual resource it caters for a range of learning needs. The resources contained within are complete whole units of work or individual lessons. It’s up to you, the teacher, to embrace it, and use it to cater for the needs of the learners in your care.

 

Recently Ruth Degrassi shared The Orb with teachers at the Distance Educators AADES conference here in Hobart. Their response was so positive, they were awestruck by its beauty, simplicity, and richness.

I hope you are too.

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