I Think ... - All together now

 

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Resource title: I Think ... - All together now

Digital resource identifier: R6076

Resource description
This short animation piece features 5–9 year old children discussing the concept of community and civic responsibility. Produced by the Australian Children’s Television Foundation, it is totally unscripted and supported by colourful Australian Indigenous symbols and colours.

Stage of schooling: Middle Primary

CCE focus: Government and Law

Context

This resource provides students with the opportunity to explore the notion of ‘community’. It explores the idea that our identity is linked to those around us and that we have a responsibility to live together harmoniously and to support our community. The imagery used in the animation illustrates cultural and historical connections between individuals, groups of people and the wider community.

Opportunities for Civics and Citizenship learning

‘I Think ... – All together now’ provides opportunities for students to:

  • explore what we mean by community, particularly in terms of:

– how many people make a community

– relationships within communities

– different types of communities

– the relationship between community and identity

  • consider the roles that symbols and colour can play in communicating ideas.

Ideas for the classroom

  • Explain to the class that you are going to talk about the term ‘community’.

  • Divide the class into groups of three and give them a piece of A3 paper, divided into four squares. Explain that each member of the group is to use one of the squares to write down what they think is meant by the term ‘community’. After five minutes, ask the groups to share their ideas and then write a group definition in the fourth square. Display the sheets on the classroom walls. Allow students time to look at each other’s sheets.

  • Ask students to watch 'I Think …- All together now' and complete a Y chart, mapping their thoughts about what it looks like, sounds like and feels like. Once completed, ask students to move back into their groups to share their thoughts and to add any further information to their group definitions.

  • Discuss, as a class, if there were any changes made and what they were.