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  • Additional Resources to Support Teaching with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stories

    Read below for some suggestions for further aid and resources for teaching with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stories.

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  • Learning and Teaching in Darug Country 

    ... was 'developed to encourage teachers and pre-service teachers working on Darug country to set their teaching of Aboriginal histories and cultures within Darug country, and to include Darug people in their planning and teaching.'

    Narragunnawali extensive website that supports schools and early learning services to develop environments that foster knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, culture and contributions. It contains extensive resources that are free after registering.

    See in particular these resources:

    ABC Splash enormous site devoted to student-friendly, accessible material, ABC Splash is particularly rich in videos and other visual materials. While it covers all aspects of the school curriculum, specific areas that might be of use include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures, Drama, and Poems.

    First Languages Australia 

    ... organisation facilitates discussions between communities and the government and key non-government partners whose work affects, or could affect, Australia's Indigenous languages. It provides resources on first languages use in the classroom.

    The Orb

    ... created by Aboriginal Education Services (Dept of Education, Tasmania), is an interactive site designed to aid th eteaching of Aboriginal histories and cultures. The content is primarily Tasmanian and relevant across all curricula.

    Crackerjack Education 

    ...a digital learning tool that includes ebooks and some free resources. Most content is available via paid subscription, but the resources are extensive.

    Respect Relationships Reconciliation 

    ...still a prototype site, Respect Relationships Reconciliation provides resources to support teacher educators delivering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education units in teacher education programs, with a particular focus on strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and on understanding and respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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