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: Messages of Blue – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: Messages of Blue – Years 3 & 4

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: For The Love Of Sharks – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: For The Love Of Sharks – Years 3 & 4
  2. Blue: The Longest Lunch Ever – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: The Longest Lunch Ever – Years 3 & 4
  3. Blue: Mighty Marine Habitats – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: Mighty Marine Habitats – Years 3 & 4
  4. Blue: Secret Life of Shearwaters – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: Secret Life of Shearwaters – Years 3 & 4

Drawing Conclusions

Students are provided with activities that help them further develop their ideas and opinions. T hey describe issues from different perspectives. They identify, examine and justify different points of view.

  1. Blue: Ripples of Change – Years 3 & 4
    Blue: Ripples of Change – Years 3 & 4

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 Saving the Shearwater Birds – Social Action – Year 3 & 4
    Blue: Ocean Guardians Saving the Shearwater Birds – Social Action – Year 3 & 4