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 building principles and design, 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 core principles of sustainable design.
- 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 7 & 8 Media Arts
- Develop and refine media production skills to shape the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068).
- Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences (ACAMAM069).
- Present media artworks for different community and institutional contexts with consideration of ethical and regulatory issues (ACAMAM070).
Year 9 & 10 Media Arts
- Develop and refine media production skills to integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements in images, sounds and text for a specific purpose, meaning and style (ACAMAM075).
- Plan and design media artworks for a range of purposes that challenge the expectations of specific audiences by particular use of production processes (ACAMAM076).
- Produce and distribute media artworks for a range of community and institutional contexts and consider social, ethical and regulatory issues (ACAMAM077).
Topic: Nudge by Mirvac – Sustainability Film Competition, Sustainability.
Time required: 60 minutes planning plus time for making 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: Film making and editing skills, digital sharing capabilities.
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.