Blue 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... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Blue: Connecting to the Ocean – English – Year 7
    Blue: Connecting to the Ocean – English – Year 7
  2. Blue: Experiencing the Ocean – English – Year 8
    Blue: Experiencing the Ocean – English – Year 8

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Blue: The Reef Creative Writing – English – Year 7
    Blue: The Reef Creative Writing – English – Year 7
  2. Blue: Ocean Health Creative Writing – English – Year 7
    Blue: Ocean Health Creative Writing – English – Year 7
  3. Blue: Sea Turtle Poetry – English – Year 7
    Blue: Sea Turtle Poetry – English – Year 7
  4. Blue: Seabird Poetry – English – Year 7
    Blue: Seabird Poetry – English – Year 7
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  9. Blue: ‘Shark Girl’ Biographical Writing – English – Year 8
    Blue: ‘Shark Girl’ Biographical Writing – English – Year 8
  10. Blue: ‘Lucas Handley’ Biographical Writing – English – Year 8
    Blue: ‘Lucas Handley’ Biographical Writing – English – Year 8
  11. Blue: ‘Jennifer Lavers’ Reflective Writing – English – Year 8
    Blue: ‘Jennifer Lavers’ Reflective Writing – English – Year 8
  12. Blue: ‘Valerie Taylor’ Reflective Writing – English – Year 8
    Blue: ‘Valerie Taylor’ Reflective Writing – English – Year 8

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Blue: Ocean Guardians Creating Change – Social Action – Year 7 & 8
    Blue: Ocean Guardians Creating Change – Social Action – Year 7 & 8