The Tide Has Come for Change.

BLUE is the story our generation needs to hear. The industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered. 

With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change. Blue changes the way we think about our liquid world and inspires the audience to action.

Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is our turn to be guardians for the ocean.

Accessing the Film

All of our resources have clips from the film where required and relevant to the lesson content, however you may wish to watch the film in its entirety with your class or school. You can purchase an educational license through the Blue: The Film website. Library card holders within Australia can access Blue: the Film through Beamafilm for free, simply check if your library is listed!

World Oceans Day – June 8

On World Oceans Day, people everywhere can celebrate and take action for our shared ocean, which connects us all. Join with millions of others around our blue planet to start creating a better future. We’ve aligned some great resources that you could use in the classroom to take part in this important day. Access them here.

Ocean Conservation Digital Library

A Curated digital library for students to learn and research Ocean Conservation. The Ocean Conservation Digital Library contains a ton of videos, factsheets, recent news articles and images pertaining to this fascinating and urgent area of study.
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Access the Digital Library

Early Learning and Foundation Resources

BLUE The Film:
Early Learning

Science

Children in Early Learning settings explore some of the wonders of the ocean through creativity and imaginative play. They investigate a range of marine animals, and explore the colours of the coral reefs.

Blue The Film:
Inquiry – Foundation

Science, Mathematics, Arts, English

Students in Foundation to Year 2 explore our connection to the oceans, including the ways we need the ocean and the ways we impact the ocean.

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Primary Education Resources

BLUE The Film:
Inquiry – Years 1 & 2

Science, Mathematics, Arts, English

Students in Foundation to Year 2 explore our connection to the oceans, including the ways we need the ocean and the ways we impact the ocean. 

Blue The Film:
Inquiry – Years 3 & 4

Science, Mathematics, Arts, English

Students are introduced to Blue The Film by thinking about how they are connected to the ocean. This unit explores human relationships with sharks and shearwaters, the impact of plastic waste on marine environments, and more.

Blue The Film:
Inquiry – Years 5 & 6

Science, Mathematics, Arts, English

Students in Year 5 and 6 dive into the idea that without BLUE there is no GREEN; that all life on Earth depends on healthy oceans. They look at the impact of plastics on marine environments.

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Secondary Education Resources

BLUE The Film:
English – Years 7 & 8

In this English unit, year 7 & 8 students explore the themes presented in Blue The Film through poetry, creative writing, biographical writing and reflective writing. They explore themes including turtles, seabirds and healthy oceans.

Blue The Film:
English – Years 9 & 10

Students explore the ways we can use language to persuade and inspire audiences to take action on marine issues. Students are exposed to the themes of the film while being given the tools to communicate about these themes.

Blue The Film:
Science – Years 7 & 8

Explore the oceans through marine food webs and food chains! By thinking about the role of the ocean in the water cycle, and by looking at the ways humans can impact the ocean, either negatively or positively.

Blue The Film:
Science – Years 9 & 10

Students explore some of the big science-based issues affecting our oceans, including climate change, ocean change and coral bleaching. They examine how these changes affect interactions within marine and land-based ecosystems.

Blue The Film:
Geography – Year 7

Students explore our connections to the oceans by focusing on the relationships between healthy oceans and liveability, and attempt to answer the question ‘How is the ocean a resource for life on our planet?’

Blue The Film:
Mathematics – Years 7 to 10

Students explore themes in Blue The Film by looking at and analysing data around plastic waste and unsustainable fishing practices. These lessons are differentiated for different age groups.

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With Thanks to Our Partners

blue-white-logo-120pxBlue is a feature documentary film charting the drastic decline in the health of our oceans. With more than half of all marine life lost and the expansion of the industrialization of the seas, the film sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change. Blue changes the way we think about our liquid world and inspires the audience to action. Find out how to screen or download the film here. Along with the film is an ambitious global campaign to create advocacy and behaviour change through the #oceanguardian movement. To become an ocean guardian, see the website.

Cool Australia and Northern Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch² AustraliaShark Island InstituteDocumentary Australia FoundationThe Caledonia Foundation and Screen Australia in the development of these teaching resources.

© 2017 Northern Pictures and Cool Australia

 

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