Media arts / Year 3 and 4

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Curriculum content descriptions

Identify intended purposes and meanings of media artworks, using media arts key concepts, starting with media artworks in Australia including media artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (ACAMAR061)

Elaborations
  • identifying meaning and describing representations in media artworks from different social, cultural or historical contexts, for example, different ways traditional stories are retold using media technologies
  • comparing media artworks made for different purposes using appropriate language, and identifying possible differences in audiences’ interpretations
  • Considering viewpoints – evaluations: For example – What is similar or different to my school/home in a television representation of school/home?
  • examining media artworks in their community and comparing these to other media artworks commemorating different people, times and cultures
  • writing about and discussing with others the meaning of their own media artworks using appropriate language
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Settings (Narratives),  Themes (Texts),  Aboriginal art,  Australian art,  Torres Strait Islander art,  Media arts

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Design a magazine cover

This is a resource that focuses on creating a magazine cover. It includes a video of Andi Snelling presenting on creating a magazine cover using four essential elements: a masthead, a headline, cover lines and an image; two activity sheets to assist in creating a magazine cover; a magazine cover template and cover critique ...

Teacher resource

Create a stop motion animation - item 2 of 3

This is a teaching and learning resource that focuses on creating a 15-second stop motion animation. It contains a video featuring screenwriter Charlotte George outlining the process; two learning activities; a template for planning the storyline, props, and set; information on how the resource aligns with the Australian ...

Teacher resource

Add sound to your animation: item 3 of 3

This is a resource that focuses on techniques used by Foley artists and how they are applied to create a soundtrack for a simple animation or film. It contains two activities: Let's learn what a Foley artist does; and How to create a sound score for your animation. Each activity features a video of musician Chris Lewis ...

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Joan Ross: 'Funny face I love you'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'Funny face I love you' by Joan Ross. 'Funny face I love you' features various facial expressions of people, animals and toys, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks that guide ...

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Grant Stevens: 'Macaroni'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'Macaroni' by Grant Stevens. 'Macaroni' features words that define Stevens's childhood, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks that guide students through either responding to ...

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Daniel von Sturmer: 'The object of things (sequence 2)'

This is a multilayered teaching and learning resource focusing on the video artwork 'The object of things (sequence 2)' by Daniel von Sturmer. 'The object of things (sequence 2)' focuses on experiments with colour and shape, the artist's introduction, teacher notes and seven student activities. Each activity contains tasks ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: arts packages of practice

This website provides infrastructure and material to support teachers in the classroom teaching of the arts curriculum in primary school. It contains units in all the arts subjects: Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts; and each of these units has a selection of supportive material that may include demonstration ...

Teacher resource

Arts-POP: media arts

This is a unit containing material to help teachers plan and implement a middle primary media arts program that looks at multimodal storytelling of traditional stories. It describes a program implemented in a year 4 class that uses media production equipment and techniques including storyboarding to create an ebook of a ...

Teacher resource

How to create a storyboard: item 1 of 3

This is a resource about how a story can be represented in pictures through storyboarding, the first stage in making a film or animation. It features a video in which filmmaker Kathy Burns takes the viewer through the process of creating a storyboard; an activity sheet to support the video; a storyboard template; and teacher ...

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, ...

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Contemporary Aboriginal Media

This online resource provides teachers with direct links to national and Western Australian based Aboriginal media arts programs, filmmakers, producers, digital artists, media broadcasters in film, radio and print media, film making protocols, and suggests relevant mobile applications for study or use by students.

Interactive Resource

LEGO® Movie Maker - iTunes app

A basic editable stop-motion animation tool. Take a series of photos and let Lego movie stitch the frames together to create your own video. It has options to include visual effects and a soundtrack. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - Google Play app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Snapseed - iTunes app

Retouch, adjust perspective and re-edit your photos with this photoediting tool. Free when reviewed 26/5/2015

Interactive Resource

Toontastic 3D - iTunes app

Create and share your own cartoons. Choose from a range of characters or create your own. Select from the many settings and start to create your cartoon. Free when reviewed 5/6/15.

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.