Activity 1: And so it begins ...
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: The activities in this section orientate the viewer to the story of Lockie Leonard and introduce the characters, the setting and the time in which the story takes place. It provides an understanding of how the TV series was made and invites students to interact with specific elements of the narrative.
Curriculum Study Areas: English, The Arts (Media), SOSE, Health and Physical Education, Personal and Social Capability
Personal and social capability:
English and Media studies:
asking for help
coping with challenges
identity and individuality
appropriate and effective communication
signs, codes and conventions
- Explore how the viewer is oriented to the story, setting and characters.
- View text(s) and understand decisions of film makers respecting audience, purpose and context.
- Compare the screen text to the trilogy of written novels.
- Understand the nature and importance of the beginning of the series using song, image and representation of character.
Teaching and Learning Activities: Each strand contains activities organised in two main components:
- the 'discussing' component: students will use individual and group talk to come to understandings about the issues and characters and to explore the significance of those understandings (e.g. for their own lives).
- the 'doing' component: students will use their understandings and explorations in order to do something – for example, perform or tell a story, create a product, transform some aspect of the series.