Activity Introduction

In this lesson, students will explore how to create change by starting with individual action. By exploring examples of change-making, students see that starting with themselves and an intention born of love can have a huge impact on those around them, and in turn inspire global change. Students will develop a personal action project and monitor the impact of their change wave.

Find all the IMAGI-NATION{TV} episodes on AIME’s YouTube channel.

Time required: 60 minutes

Learning Intentions

Learning intentions:

  • Students understand how they can create change
  • Students understand the importance of knowing what they can control and what they can influence
  • Students understand the potential impact of individual action.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education

  • Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses (ACPPS094)
  • Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)

Year 10 History (optional)

  • The growth and influence of the environment movement within Australia and overseas, and developments in ideas about the environment including the concept of ‘sustainability’ (ACDSEH126)
  • Significant events and campaigns that contributed to popular awareness of environmental issues, such as the campaign to prevent the damming of Australia’s Gordon River, the nuclear accident at Chernobyl and the Jabiluka mine controversy in 1998 (ACDSEH127)

Year 10 Work Studies

  • Complete an action project utilising entrepreneurial behaviours to address an identified challenge or opportunity (ACWSCL031)

Resources Required

Background Information

AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience to put a mentor in the home every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond. It’s a daily TV show broadcast live on the internet, and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow.

The pursuit is to elevate knowledge; every guest we bring on knows something and has wisdom to share. This show is not just about entertainment to pass the time. We want to remake the mould for the modern hero – from beauty to brains, from selfies to self-knowledge, from hashtags to hope. IMAGI-NATION{TV} is seeking to unlock the best in every single one of us; to inspire a generation of heroes in the form of mentors who fight for a fairer world.

AIME logo This lesson has been developed in partnership with AIME. AIME is an Imagination Factory that since 2005, has been creating pop-up Imagination Factories on university campuses around the world to unlock the internal narrative of marginalised kids, taking them from a world that tells them they can’t to a world that tells them they can. Kids who experience the Imagination Factory have gone on to achieve educational parity, rise up as entrepreneurs, and take on a whole new mindset that prepares them for success.

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

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students understand...

  • … how they can create change
  • … the importance of knowing what they can control and what they can influence
  • … the potential impact of individual action.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … identify what sits inside their circles of control and influence
  • … create a personal plan for action
  • … provide and welcome positive and constructive feedback.

Teacher content information:

IMAGI-NATION{TV} by AIME

AIME was founded in 2005 to bring mentors into the lives of kids left behind. Since then they’ve grown to become global experts in mentoring - being awarded one of the top 50 education groups in the world in 2019.

AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience to bring mentors into schools and homes every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond. IMAGI-NATION{TV} is a daily TV show broadcast on the Internet and co-hosted by school kids around the world. It brings high-q

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Student Worksheet

Starting The Change Wave - Activity Instructions

Learning intentions: 

  • You will understand how you can create change
  • You will understand the importance of knowing what you can control and what you can influence
  • You will understand the potential impact of individual action.

Success criteria: 

  • You can identify what sits inside your circles of control and influence
  • You can create a personal plan for action
  • You can provide and welcome positive and constructive feedback.

Know Your Why

1. Write down your top three issues of concern:

2. Watch this video:

How To Change The World (a work in progress) | Kid President (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z7gDsSKUmU)

3. Write what this phrase means to you:

“Little people living out big love.” ~ Kid President

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4. Reflect on the three issues above and answer these questions:

Why do you care about these issues?

Are you already taking action on any of these issues? If so what?

 

Start With You...

 
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