4—Conclude the unit by completing the CSI chart
Revisit the initial responses that went into the introductory CSI chart. Have students now brainstorm all the things they think of when they hear the word ‘Indigenous’. Record these things on the class chart and begin to categorise responses into common areas, such as food, work, family, laws and rules, education, spiritual beliefs and stories. These will include responses that emerge as a result of reading. Have children complete the CSI chart to reflect their new understanding of the word ‘Indigenous’.
Jointly construct some sentences that describe contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia.
Digital story extension
As an extension, students could apply the video techniques they noted in the telling of the ‘The Special Platypus’ and present a video of their hot seat version of You and Me: Our Place as a multimodal digital text, using print, image and sound (voice and music). Find resources to help teachers in early years guide and help students in using ICT to create digital stories.