Quick summary: Students consolidate their learning and reflections on the War On Waste series and unit to create a mini War On Waste episode. They begin by analysing the War On Waste Impact Report and using the findings of this report to develop ideas for their own War On Waste episode. Students are then guided through the process of refining and developing their episode ideas. They then storyboard their episodes and share their drafts with peers, before providing and integrating feedback. Students will then bring their episodes to life, with the option of sharing their episodes with a wider audience.
Cool Australia’s War On Waste lessons have been developed in partnership with Lune Media and with support from the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network. These lessons have been designed to lead students through a deeper understanding of some of the big issues relating to waste in Australia and to support them to take action to reduce the impact of waste on our environment. To access the full War On Waste unit for Years 7 to 10, click here.
- Students understand that they can engage their community to take action on an issue
- Students understand how to plan and create a TV episode to share with an audience.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 7 & 8 Media Arts
- Experiment with the organisation of ideas to structure stories through media conventions and genres to create points of view in images, sounds and text (ACAMAM066)
- 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)
Years 9 & 10 Media Arts
- Experiment with ideas and stories that manipulate media conventions and genres to construct new and alternative points of view through images, sounds and text (ACAMAM073)
- 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)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, ICT Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.6, OI.7, OI.8.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Media Arts achievement standards: Students produce representations of social values and points of view in media artworks for particular audiences and contexts. They use genre and media conventions and shape technical and symbolic elements for specific purposes and meaning. They collaborate with others in design and production processes, and control equipment and technologies to achieve their intentions.
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 Media Arts achievement standards: Students produce representations that communicate alternative points of view in media artworks for different community and institutional contexts. They manipulate genre and media conventions and integrate and shape the technical and symbolic elements for specific purposes, meaning and style. They collaboratively apply design, production and distribution processes.
Topic: Waste, sustainability.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: War On Waste – Years 7-10.
Time required: 360+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – lead students in activities, oversee planning and production of TV episode.
- Device capable of presenting a clip to the class
- Film Making Tips
- Film Making Toolkit for Teachers (optional)
- Script Writing Tips
- Storyboard Template
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- War On Waste Impact Report – Edited
Keywords: War On Waste, waste, school, community, episode, War On Waste Impact Report.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.