Activity Introduction

Students explore the value of creating a vision for the future. They begin by exploring the difference between a vision and a dream. They then work collaboratively to create a vision board for the future of their school, based on AIME’s values. Following this, students will create a personal vision board for themselves, based on what they would like for themselves in ten years’ time. There are also opportunities for students to share their visions with an audience.

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

Time required: 120 minutes

Learning Intentions

Learning intentions:

  • Students understand the difference between a dream and a vision
  • Students recognise the value of creating a vision for the future
  • Students understand how to create a vision board and why this is a useful way of imagining what they would like to see in the future.

Lesson & Curriculum Details

  • Topics: Social Issues
  • This lesson is part of a wider program: IMAGI-NATION{TV}
  • Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussions, lead students in group and individual tasks
  • Syllabus outcomes: EN3-1A, EN3-2A
  • General capabilities: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability
  • 21st century skills: Communicating, Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Skills, Teamwork, Initiative

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Year 5 English

  • Use interaction skills, for example, paraphrasing, questioning and interpreting non-verbal cues and choose vocabulary and vocal effects appropriate for different audiences and purposes (ACELY1796)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)
  • OPTIONAL – Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)

Year 6 English

  • Use interaction skills, varying conventions of spoken interactions such as voice volume, tone, pitch and pace, according to group size, formality of interaction and needs and expertise of the audience (ACELY1816)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)
  • OPTIONAL – Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717)

Resources Required

  • About AIME Factsheet (optional)
  • Butchers paper and marker pens
  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Devices with access to online vision board creating tool, e.g. Padlet
  • Materials for vision boards:
    • OPTION A – Physical vision board –
      • A3-sized paper or cardboard
      • A range of old newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other printed materials that students can cut up
      • Art-making materials, such as marker pens, pencils, glue, scissors, sticky tape
    • OPTION B – Online vision board
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student.

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 will...

  • ... understand the difference between a dream and a vision
  • ... recognise the value of creating a vision for the future
  • ... understand why a vision board is a useful tool for imagining what they would like to see in the future.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … create a vision board
  • … communicate ideas visually and in written form
  • … work independently and collaboratively
  • … communicate ideas to an audience.

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 c

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Student Worksheet

Window To My Future - Activity Instructions

Learning intentions:

  • You will understand the difference between a dream and a vision
  • You will recognise the value of creating a vision for the future
  • You will understand why a vision board is a useful tool for imagining what they would like to see in the future.

Success criteria:

  • You can create a vision board
  • You can communicate ideas visually and in written form
  • You can work independently and collaboratively
  • You can communicate ideas to an audience.

A Vision For Your School/Community

AIME values

No shame Failure Change
Know yourself Flip the script The gift of time
Brave goals Initiative Empathy
Rebelliousness Out of the comfort zone Yes and...
Kindness Trust Listening
Hope Forgiveness Asking questions
Imagination Hard work/discipline  
Freedom Mentors not saviours  

Vision boards could include the following materials:

  • Images
  • Drawings
  • Quotes
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