Media arts / Year 5 and 6

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Curriculum content descriptions

Explore representations, characterisations and points of view of people in their community, including themselves, using settings, ideas, story principles and genre conventions in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM062)

Elaborations
  • applying the conventions of an established genre to an ordinary everyday event to create humour, for example, a visit to the library as an action movie or lunch as a sports commentary on the radio
  • exploring different power relationships and showing different perspectives on character by framing images, for example, representing a relationship from their school or community
  • designing and drawing a game character for a particular genre, considering the appropriate costume, mannerisms and typical dialogue
  • selecting combinations of media materials to represent the same person, location or idea in different ways, for example, using different music or sound effects to change the meaning of a story
  • Considering viewpoints – forms and elements: For example – How can I change the meaning of a story by adding or changing a soundtrack to my images? How can I use framing to demonstrate a power relationship?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Attitudes,  Settings (Narratives),  Theatrical genres,  Juxtaposition

Text

Youth culture and the media

This is an online module consisting of teacher notes, three stimulus resources and student activities that examine the global and regional influence of popular online magazines and media broadcasts aimed at youth culture in Japan, India and Australia. The teacher notes provide additional online resources and pedagogical ...

Interactive Resource

Little Lunch app

This is an app allowing students to create a story set during the mid-morning break at school and present it as an episode of the TV program ‘Little Lunch’. Intended for mid to upper primary students, the app has two stages. The first is a planning stage where students develop their story establishing setting, timeframe, ...

Interactive Resource

Games for kids

This website resource contains a series of thirteen 'games for kids'. Each game is interactive and encourages users to create artworks through a variety of techniques and across a variety of online mediums. The games are called: History is made at night, Persian for kids, Pepe's great escape, Spanish still life, Matisse: ...

Moving Image

Jess MacNeil: 'The swimmers'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'The swimmers' by Jess MacNeil. 'The swimmers' shows moving patterns in two bodies of water, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Two of the activities guide students in observing and responding to 'The ...

Moving Image

Shaun Gladwell: 'Kickflipper'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'Kickflipper' by Shaun Gladwell. 'Kickflipper' shows the artist on his skateboard,and includes the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks that guide students through either responding ...

Interactive Resource

Telestory - iTunes app

Create your own news broadcast, fun movie or your own themed TV shows using this video-creation tool. Videos can be saved in app or published via Telestory's moderated video channel 'ToonTube'. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

Moving Image

Sharing stories: culture

This is a rich resource about the many intertwined aspects of Aboriginal cultures, including law, Country and Dreaming. It consists of an introduction, a teacher guide, three films made by Aboriginal students ('The Ngatji and paddle steamer', 'Bilwal medicine' and 'Thunderman') and two video interviews, one with Jarlmadangah ...

Moving Image

Sharing stories: community

This is a rich resource about the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities and identities. It consists of an introduction; a teacher guide; a film, 'My people, the Karajarri people', made by Wynston Shoveller about the Mowla Bluff massacre in the Kimberley region in 1916; and a video interview ...

Moving Image

The key to media's hidden codes: Ben Beaton

This is a video lesson about the codes, hidden messages and symbolism used in media content and the effects they produce. Prepared and narrated by educator Ben Beaton, the video describes what constitutes a code and identifies three broad types of code: symbolic, written and technical. Each code is further categorised into ...

Collection

Children and migration to Australia

This collection of digital curriculum resources is about children who migrated to Australia, either with their families or on their own, predominantly during the 20th century. Footage and photographs from the time show the children arriving in Australia and experiencing a migrant reception centre if they were with their ...

Teacher resource

The ad campaign

This learning sequence invites students to analyse the 'Dumb Ways to Die' advertising campaign and how the key messages are communicated to the audience. Students then design a new iteration of the Dumb Ways to Die campaign, that could engage a young audience and provide messages about travel safety not covered by the original ...

Moving Image

Twelve canoes: language

This is a rich resource about the languages of the Yolngu clans of north-east Arnhem Land. Its centrepiece is a short film narrated by a Yolngu storyteller, who describes why different clans have different languages and how the languages differ from each other and from English. He explains how language defines the individual ...

Video

First Australians, episode 3: Freedom for our lifetime, 2008

This resource features three clips from the television series First Australians. The clips describe the effect on the lives of Aboriginal people of six reserves in Victoria. The first clip focuses on the role of Simon Wonga; the second highlights what Aboriginal people gained and lost on the reserves; and the third describes ...

Video

Ted Egan

In this interview, Ted Egan reflects on his life in remote communities, the inequalities between black and white Australians, the dilemma of holding power over the communities in which he worked and his changing attitude to land rights. 'Ted Egan' is an excerpt from the program 'Ted Egan' (26 min), an episode of 'Australian ...