Activity 5: A New Town, New School
and New Hormones
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: The activities in this section deal with moving to a new town and starting over. Students explore the physical and emotional changes that can occur due to resettlement and the advantages and disadvantages of a new school and new friends. It also explores the impact of change and transition on a teenager and asks students to develop strategies about how to cope with change in their own life.
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
- Examine issues of transition and deconstruct how they are portrayed and dealt with in Lockie Leonard.
- Explore the concept of adolescence, particularly the physical and emotional changes due to puberty.
- Analyse how film makers communicate Lockie's anxieties and emotional experiences.
- Adapt the messages and advice provided through the series to their own life experiences.
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.
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