Activity Introduction

phone-film-heroQuick summary: This lesson is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition. They will consolidate their understanding of sustainable resource use, and will explore the competition details and complete an entry in their own time.

Activity developed in partnership with Nudge_bymirvac

This lesson is part of the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition unit. The Competition encourages young people (up to 18 years) to make a short film aimed at giving our community a ‘nudge’ on sustainability: ‘Nudge a neighbour, change a behaviour’. This year’s competition is focused on the theme “Re-imagining Resources”.

Learning goals:

  • Students understand the concept of sustainable resource use.
  • Students build their capacity to be creative and express ideas through film.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Information and communications technology.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8, OI.9.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 5 & 6 Media Arts

  • Develop skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within images, sounds and text (ACAMAM063).
  • Plan, produce and present media artworks for specific audiences and purposes using responsible media practice (ACAMAM064).

Topic: Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition, Sustainability.

Time required: 60 minutes planning plus time for making the movie.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead students through project planning.

Resources required: Camera, phone, tablet or other film recording device, How to make a short film – cheatsheet, Story starters, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet.

Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities. Film making and editing skills.

Homework and extension opportunities: None.

Keywords: Mirvac, green buildings, design, sustainability, house, community, water, waste, energy and materials, film.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

camera-movie-heroTeacher preparation

Overarching learning goal: Students participating in this activity should have a good understanding of current and future resource use and the impact on the Earth. They will apply their understanding and build their capacity to be creative by expressing their ideas through film. Students will create a film that can be entered into the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition.

Teacher content information: The Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition has been created to give communities a 'nudge' on sustainability. This year’s film competition has a focus on the theme “Re-imagining Resources” and budding film makers will be asked to create and enter short films on the following focus areas: Water, Waste, Energy and Materials. The aim of the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition is to encourage behaviour change around sustainability: 'Nudge a neighbour, change a behaviour'.

Nudge by Mirvac - 2015 Winners (https://youtu.be/UHajLI6O6H8)

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: What sustainability issues could you use a 'nudge' on?

About the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition

The Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition has been created to give communities a 'nudge' on sustainability. This year’s film competition has a focus on the theme “Reimagining Resources” and budding film makers will be asked to create and enter short films on the following focus areas: Water, Waste, Energy and Materials. The aim of the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition is to encourage behaviour change around sustainability: 'Nudge a neighbour, change a behaviour'.

Reimagining Resources

  • Water is a precious resource, which is essential for survival – how do we educate on the use of water?
  • Waste can be reduced– how do we educate on recycling, designing out waste, and re-use of rubbish?
  • Energy is a resource – how do we educate on reducing our energy use, becoming more efficient and increasing our use of renewable energies?
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