Activity 9: When Things Go Wrong
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: The activities in this section focus on coping with challenges and trying to make the best of a situation. It encourages students to ask for help from adults who are in the best position to provide advice. It promotes positive thinking and problem solving skills.
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 and consider the way that issues of control, fear and embarrassment are portrayed and dealt with in Lockie Leonard.
- Develop strategies to overcome life's embarrassing situations.
- Analyse how the producers of the TV series project Lockie into difficult situations that mirror real life.
- Define positive thinking and suggest how it benefits us.
- Deconstruct the technical codes and signs in the production of the series.
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.