Quick summary: This lesson is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to enter the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition. They will consolidate their understanding of sustainable resource use, and will explore the competition details and complete an entry in their own time.
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This lesson is part of the Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition unit. The Competition encourages young people (up to 18 years) to make a short film aimed at giving our community a ‘nudge’ on sustainability: ‘Nudge a neighbour, change a behaviour’. This year’s competition is focused on the theme “Re-imagining Resources”.
- Students understand the concept of sustainable resource use.
- Students build their capacity to be creative and express ideas through film.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Information and communications technology.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.8, OI.9.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 & 6 Media Arts
Topic: Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition, Sustainability.
Time required: 60 minutes planning plus time for making the movie.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead students through project planning.
Resources required: Camera, phone, tablet or other film recording device, How to make a short film – cheatsheet, Story starters, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities. Film making and editing skills.
Homework and extension opportunities: None.
Keywords: Mirvac, green buildings, design, sustainability, house, community, water, waste, energy and materials, film.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.