- On A3 paper make a copy of the popplet for each student.
- In a yarning circle discuss information about people, place, language and song.
- Ask questions of each other and talk about sources of information.
- Students annotate their copy of the popplet, colouring or outlining the big ideas and significant connections.
- Discuss how these understandings are important to them and to their community.
- View videos of young Aboriginal students performing their own compositions and discuss the lyrics and the way some groups sing about who they are and where they’re from, such as The Wilcannia Mob; and others sing about who they want to be, such as the The Colli Crew.
- Individually, or in pairs, write raps or songs that demonstrate the big ideas and connections students have discovered as they relate to their own lives.
- Collaboratively create rubrics to assess their own and each other’s work. The rubrics should contain criteria related to the information conveyed, the effectiveness of the selected language choices and the performance.
- Perform songs for classmates. Use the rubrics to assess peers.
Global citizenship in action
Create a class production featuring the songs to share with the school community.