Integrated learning

These lessons, often called a 'watching the film', 'tuning in' or 'finding out about', are designed to tune your students into a facilitated discussion and viewing of one of our films. These lessons are an introduction and entry point into learning, understanding and reflection of the themes covered in the film. We encourage you teach these lessons with a full viewing of the film before moving onto the subject-specific units of work.

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1hrs

Talking about transport (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of transport. Students will interview their peers about why we use transport and then work collaboratively to suggest the different types of transport we use. They then look at what types of transport might be available in the future and work in groups to generate ideas for future sustainable transport options.

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1hr 37mins

Finding out about food (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040, focusing on the topic of food. Students explore some of the big issues relating to food, including waste, packaging, transport, farming, and healthy eating. They undertake research and explore some of the solutions to these big issues, working collaboratively to create their own 2040 food script and scene.

Understanding Persuasion – English – Years 7&8

4hrs 50mins

A 2040 vision for your community (US)

This teaching resource provides you with multiple lessons worth of material that can be used to immerse students in, and connect with, the positive sustainability messages explored in the documentary film 2040. Students take inspiration from the solutions presented to propose ideas for leading their community to a better future. It has been designed to guide students through a project where they will consolidate and extend learning from any of the other lessons in the 2040 units.

Tuning into the documentary_Years 7-11

1hrs

Tuning into the documentary 2040 (7-11, US)

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work. In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full. Students work in groups to imagine what the world might look like in 2040 based on a range of categories such as diet, fashion, buildings, transport, and technology.

The Tone Of Climate Change – English – Years 7&8_option 3

1hr 10mins

Tuning into the documentary (primary)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full.

Finding out about 2040 years 5&6

2hrs 42mins

Finding out about 2040 (US)

In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040. In the film, Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. Students begin by exploring and defining key concepts and challenges from the film. They then work in groups in a class jigsaw activity to analyse one particular challenge and then share their conclusions with the class.

Tuning into the documentary 5&6

1hr 10mins

Tuning into the documentary (5-6, US)

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work. In this lesson, students will be immersed in and connect with the documentary film 2040 – it is a great lesson to conduct before watching the documentary in full. In the film, Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.