The Speaking in Colour Aboriginal Education Kit - Possum Skin Cloak is a fantastic resource for primary school teachers and educators. The purpose of the kit is to provide cultural understanding of possum skin cloak including how, where and why they were utilised. This resource is designed to provide educators with the ability to implement the content and context of this utilitarian object into their classrooms.
The resources were written by experience senior cloak maker Vicki Couzens and Aboriginal teacher Cherie Johnson and are endorsed by Hunter Regional AECG.
The kit comes in a light weight cardboard brief case, making it easy for travel and accessible for most educators. The kit includes
- teachers manual
- 1 x possum pelt
- sample containers of ochre (two colours)
- possum skin dance belt
- possum tail for games
- large sample container showing mussel shells, waxy twine and needle.
Banmirra Aboriginal Arts Corporation is delighted to endorse the Possum Skin Cloak: Aboriginal Education Kit developed by Speaking in Colour in close consultation with Elders and Community. This valuable resource supports educators, students and parents to learn about Aboriginal cultures in an empowered way. Speaking in Colour has set a new benchmark from the development of a culturally appropriate education kit and we are extremely happy with the results. Banmirra Aboriginal Arts Corporation, Senior Cloak Makers