Quick summary: In this lesson, students will explore the impact that artists can have on the general public. They will analyse and develop an artwork that aims to challenge the viewer’s thinking on violence and eliminate the coward punch from society.
The STOP the Coward Punch education package aims to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch on our community. This education package was developed by a team of experts, including a youth worker, education specialist and specialist teachers and references the latest research and laws on coward punches.
- Students will understand that artists play a pivotal role in disseminating contemporary issues and topics
- Students will develop and refine artistic ideas that challenge thinking about the coward punch
- Students will learn how to effectively annotate their artworks.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 9 & 10 Visual Arts:
- Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
- Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS5.5, VAS5.6
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 achievement standards:
Students evaluate how representations communicate artistic intentions in artworks they make and view. They evaluate artworks and displays from different cultures, times and places. Students manipulate materials, techniques and processes to develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter in their artworks.
Topic: Social Issues, Creative Thinking
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: The Arts – Years 7 to 10.
Time required: 180+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- A device capable of visuals/videos to the class
- Art materials.
Related professional development: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours
Keywords: art, annotation, analysis, artist, design, impact, society, public, public art, violence, coward punch
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.