Quick summary: In this Tuning In lesson, students will be introduced to the concept of sustainability. They will consider a number of actions and whether they are sustainable. As a class, they will explore how messages of sustainability are conveyed using images then will use use simple shapes and symbols to create a poster with their own sustainability message.
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- Students will begin to understand how art conventions can be used to convey messages.
- Students will develop art-making techniques.
- Students will select subject matter and art conventions to convey a message about sustainability.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts
- Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
- Explain how visual arts conventions communicate meaning by comparing artworks from different social, cultural and historical contexts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks (ACAVAR117)
- Plan the display of artworks to enhance their meaning for an audience (ACAVAM116)
Syllabus outcomes: VAS 3.1 VAS 3.2, VAS 3.4
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.4, OI.5.
Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students explain how ideas are represented in artworks they make and view. Students use visual conventions and visual arts practices to express a personal view in their artworks. They demonstrate different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks.
Unit of work: Creative Sustainability – Year 5 & 6
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and oversee art-making activity.
Resources required: Student Worksheets: one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Sustainable or unsustainable actions, A4 cartridge paper. Art materials including graphite pencils, erasers, sharpeners, rulers and Connector-Pens.
Keywords: Sustainability, action, visual arts, message.
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