In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topics of transport and liveability. Students begin by participating in a warm-up activity around their personal transport use before investigating liveability and the factors of liveability that are important to them.
They then participate in a THINK PAIR SHARE routine and a role-play activity to explore transport in terms of liveability and our environment. Students then think about how future transport could be designed to improve liveability.
We’ve taken elements of this lesson and adapted them for remote learning. You can find this activity here.
- Students will understand what liveability is
- Students will understand how transport affects our environment
- Students will understand the relationship between transport choices and liveability
- Topic: Sustainability, Transport.
- Unit of work: 2040 – Geography – Years 7 to 10
- Time required: 60+ mins.
- Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activities and facilitate class discussions.
- Keywords: 2040 documentary, transport, environment, liveability, sustainability, renewable energy, fossil fuels, carbon, fuels
To view our Australian Curriculum alignment click here.
To view our NZ Curriculum alignment click here.
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Six copies of the Thinking Hats Worksheet.
- Climate Change Factsheet – Optional
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.
In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email [email protected] and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.