Quick summary: In this lesson students synthesise what they have learnt during the Who We Are: Brave New Clan unit and make a series of films about themselves in the style of the Who We Are: Brave New Clan series. Students will be guided to plan and produce a short film that tells the story of who they are.
This lesson is produced in partnership with Cool Australia and the Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning team at Reconciliation Australia. We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Owners, Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We respectfully caution Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that this resource may contain images and names of people who have passed away.
- What things have I learnt from the Who We Are: Brave New Clan films?
- How have these films made me think about who I am?
- What is my story? How can I tell my story?
- What are the steps involved in planning and making a short film.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
The films and lessons presented in Who We Are: Brave New Clan have been designed to align with the organising ideas of the Australian Curriculum’s cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures. Use of the film in a classroom setting will build teachers’ and students’ knowledge of, understanding and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures, contributions and ways of life.
Year 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)
Year 5 & 6 Media Arts
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures OI.1 to OI.9.
Topic: Who We Are: Brave New Clan
Time required: 130+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee discussion, lead students in activities.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Camera, phone or tablet for recording film. Steps to making a short film. Printed copies of Film rubric for each student. Butcher’s paper and textas. One printed copy of KWHL chart for each student. Optional – printed copies of Storyboard template.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture, people, Country, place, identity, short film.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.