Media Arts / Year 3 and 4 / Exploring and responding

Curriculum content descriptions

explore how First Nations Australians use media arts to communicate their connection to and responsibility for Country/Place (AC9AMA4E02)

Elaborations
  • identifying meaning and describing representations in media arts works created and/or co-created by First Nations Australians, such as how traditional stories of First Nations Australians are being retold using media technologies and media arts concepts; for example, through animation, stop motion or green screen
  • recognising, through media arts, how First Nations Australians’ cultural expressions often contain and communicate connection to and responsibility for Country/Place, such as naming the Country and Traditional Owners, showing respect to the Traditional Owners and acknowledging their Ancestors, and the land, sea, sky and waterways, singing and/or speaking in language
  • exploring First Nations Australians’ use of media arts to express connection to and responsibility for Country/Place, such as communicating knowledge about the local seasons or using screen-based storytelling to maintain language and unique ways of life
  • exploring how First Nations Australians use media arts concepts to communicate their connection to and responsibility for Country/Place, such as use of media languages, media technologies or relationships; for example, learning about the diverse use of languages, symbols and icons
  • collecting and sharing information about media arts works created and produced by First Nations Australians for occasions such as festivals or ceremonies, and reflecting on how these media arts works can communicate important information or knowledge about Country/Place
  • exploring how stories and ideas can communicate connection to and responsibility for Country/Place; for example, cultural stories of cyclic phenomena, knowledge of land, sea, sky and waterways, how First Nations Australians perceive themselves and their environment
  • exploring a media arts work that includes images, sound and/or text and communicates the diversity of First Nations Australians’ cultures, such as an interactive map of First Nations Australian languages, considering, for example, how media technologies and languages are used to communicate and create a relationship with the viewer
General capabilities
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural Understanding
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples,  Country (First Nations Australians),  Media arts

Text

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Koorie Cross-Curricular Protocols for Victorian Government Schools

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