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 create a film about sustainable resource use at their school to enter into the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition.

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’.

Essential questions:

  • How can we help people understand why we need to look after our natural resources?
  • How can we creatively express our ideas through film?

21st century skills:

nudge film skills

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions:

Foundation to 2 Media Arts

  • Explore ideas, characters and settings in the community through stories in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM054)
  • Use media technologies to capture and edit images, sounds and text for a purpose (ACAMAM055)

Years 3 and 4 Media Arts

  • Use media technologies to create time and space through the manipulation of images, sounds and text to tell stories (ACAMAM059)
  • Plan, create and present media artworks for specific purposes with awareness of responsible media practice (ACAMAM060)

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7.

Relevant parts of Year F – 2 Media Arts achievement standards: Students communicate about media artworks they make and view, and where and why media artworks are made. They make and share media artworks using story principles, composition, sound and technologies.

Relevant parts of Year 3 and 4 Media Arts achievement standards: Students collaborate to use story principles, time, space and technologies to make and share media artworks that communicate ideas to an audience.

Topic: Sustainability Film Competition, Sustainability.

Unit of work: Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition.

Time required: 50 mins planning plus time for making the movie.

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

Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Camera, phone, tablet or other film recording device. Steps to making a short film, Storyboard templateKWHL chart, Peer assessment rubric – Film. Butcher’s paper and textas.

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

Homework and extension opportunities: None.

Keywords: Resources, nature, environment, school, nudge, behaviour, film, sustainability.

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

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

nudge-computer-photoframeTeacher preparation

Overarching learning goal: Students will 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: How will you 'nudge a neighbour' on natural resources?

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 -Re-imagining Resources' and budding film makers will be asked to create and enter short films on the following resources: 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'.

Re-imagining Resources

Use these questions to help guide your thinking around re-imagining resources:

  • Water is a precious resource, which is essential for survival – what can we do to use less water and how can we help others understand how to use less water?
  • Waste can be reduced – how can we help people to understand the reasons why we should recycle and reuse w
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