Activity Introduction

Quick summary: In this lesson, students design a dream car and create an artwork to represent their ideas that will be submitted to the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. This contest encourages and inspires creative expression and imagination in students – some amazing ideas are born from dreams! Students explore places that are special to them and think about how they can look after their special place. They explore the different ways that places are special to people and design a dream car that can look after a place that is special to them.

The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest commences November 1st and ends March 1st 2019.

Learning intentions:

  • Students understand that different people have different places that are special to them.
  • Students understand some of the ways we can look after special places.
  • Students understand how to communicate a message through art.
  • Students will develop and practise art-making techniques.

21st century skills: 

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions: 

Foundation HASS

  • The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after (ACHASSK017)

Year 1 HASS

  • The natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for (ACHASSK031)

Year 2 HASS

  • The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places (ACHASSK051)

Foundation to Year 2 Visual Arts

  • Explore ideas, experiences, observations and imagination to create visual artworks and design, including considering ideas in artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists (ACAVAM106)
  • Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)
  • Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108)

Syllabus outcomes: GEe-1, GE1-1, VAS1.1, VAS1.2.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.7, OI.9.

Relevant parts of Foundation HASS achievement standards: Students describe the features of familiar places and recognise why some places are special to people.

Relevant parts of Year 1 HASS achievement standards: Students recognise that people describe the features of places differently, and explain how to care for places.

Relevant parts of Year 2 HASS achievement standards: Students explain why places are important to people, recognising that places have meaning.

Relevant parts of F-2 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students make artworks in different forms to express their ideas, observations and imagination, using different techniques and processes.

Topic: Biodiversity.

Unit of work: Toyota Dream Car Art Contest.

Time required: 120 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and guide students through creation of artworks.

Resources required: Paper measuring no larger than 400mm x 550 mm (15.7-21.7in.) or A3 in size. Scrap paper for drafting. Drawing materials, including but not limited to: coloured pencils, pens/markers, crayons, paints, watercolour paints, etc. A range of photos from places that students are familiar with or that they know and enjoy (e.g. home, park, beach, school, etc.). You could also print and use the Place Flashcards. Previous contest winners.

Keywords: Dream, car, places, art, contest, Toyota.

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 that different people have different places that are special to them.
  • Students understand some of the ways we can look after special places.
  • Students understand how to communicate a message through art.
  • Students will develop and practise art-making techniques.

Success criteria: Students can …

  • ... know why different places are special to different people.
  • ... know some of the ways we can look after special places.
  • ... plan and create artworks.
  • ... use different drawing/painting techniques.
  • ... engage in group and class discussions.

Teacher content information: The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is a global contest held to inspire creative expression and imagination in children - some amazing ideas are born from dreams! Students wishing to enter the competition are required to draw or paint a picture of what they imagine their dream car will look like. There are three age categories: under 8s, 8 to

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