In this clip, Laura looks at the faces of family and friends watching the apology at the local community centre and observes their reactions. The expressions on the faces of people in the clip demonstrate strong feelings about it. These facial expressions and gestures are emotional signposts.
- Ask students to brainstorm ideas on how both Laura and Aunty Bev are affected by the apology. Student responses can be mapped out on a class poster.
- Ask students to write what they believe are the thoughts of Laura or Aunty Bev about the apology.
- Construct a hot seat role-play where students take on the role of significant people in the apology. For example, it could be Kevin Rudd, or an Indigenous person in parliament. Students stay in role and answer questions from the class about how they perceived the significance of the apology.