Learning objects The Orb

TLF ID M024954

The Orb is a collection of multimedia learning resources about Tasmanian Aboriginal histories and cultures. It explores the interconnections between people, Country, culture, identity, and the living community. The multimedia resources have between three and five sections in which Tasmanian Aboriginal people share their stories about Country, cultural resources and practices. Each section contains short video clips and pages that contain either; a quote and discussion questions, additional information, or investigations. A selection of teaching materials including; learning tasks, inquiry-based investigations and illustrations of practice extend student understanding of the concepts introduced within The Orb. These materials use Australian Curriculum achievement standards, content descriptors, general capabilities, and cross-curriculum priorities to support the planning, teaching and assessment of integrated units of work. It can be used across all learning areas and year groups.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is highly valuable for teachers who wish to engage their students in the exploration of Tasmanian Abroginal histories and cultures past and present as part of the HASS, Arts, English, Sceince and Health and Physical Education curriculum.
Year level

F; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Learning area
  • The Arts
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Civics and citizenship
  • History
  • English
  • Health and physical education
  • Science
  • Design and technologies

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State of Tasmania
  • Organization: State of Tasmania
  • URL: www.tas.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Tasmanian Government Department of Education
  • Organization: Tasmanian Government Department of Education
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.education.tas.gov.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
  • Online
  • © State of Tasmania. This material may be downloaded, printed and otherwise reproduced for non-commercial purposes only.