Media studies

Media studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the production, consumption, and impact of various forms of media, including television, film, and digital platforms. Invite your students to examine the role that media and storytelling plays in shaping culture, identity, communication and values.

The Oyster Gardener

4hrs

The Oyster Gardener Media Studies

Engage your students in the film production process by watching the short documentary 'The Oyster Gardener'; a film about a Year 12 student and aspiring marine biologist, Jolie, who becomes involved in an oyster reef restoration project in her local river. Your students will also learn about how sustainability impacts all areas of productions.

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3hrs

Film and production analysis

Engage your students in the film production process by watching a video with the director of Regenerating Australia, Damon Gameau.

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.

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.