Activity 11: Reacting
Year Level: Years 6/7 – 8/9
Description: After viewing selected episodes of Lockie Leonard – Series 1, these activities ask students to share their personal, emotional reactions to the series. This section provides teachers with a variety of ways to obtain individual responses and apply these understandings to an evaluation of the technical aspects of the production.
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
- Provide opportunities for students to respond emotionally and personally to Lockie Leonard.
- Develop an awareness and understanding of audience through different lenses and contexts.
- Use and analyse similie, as applied to a TV series.
- Analyse and evaluate the Lockie Leonard series as a representation of action drama.
- Deconstruct and analyse characters in the series.
- Deconstruct and evaluate 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.