Climate change can evoke a range of different emotions. In a text, these emotions can be referred to as ‘tone’. Understanding and using tone can help us communicate different messages around climate change. In this activity you will compare and contrast headlines and videos that use a range of tones. You evaluate the effect that different tones have on the audience. You will then create your own messaging around climate change.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support; others will be able to complete it independently.
Ideal for: Lower Secondary
- think and connect
Time required: 30 minutes
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
- Device with internet connection
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.
|Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.|
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.