In this lesson, students will explore how choices in point of view and perspective impact upon a text. They will first examine a range of clips using changing points of view and identify the pros and cons of each approach. In watching these clips, students will also explore multimodal presentations of potential, imagined experiences in the year 2040. Using both the content and craft of these videos as inspiration, students will create narrative texts about their own 2040.
- understand how using differing points of view affects the impact and content of texts
- learn about some of the existing solutions for climate change
- use content from film to inspire their own writing
- identify the differences between first, second and third person point of view in texts
- describe the benefits and drawbacks of using each point of view
- select an appropriate point of view to describe their 2040 vision
Lesson guides and printables
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Device capable of creating audio-visual recordings, such as an iPad or camera
- Comic strip template (optional) – one copy per student
2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! 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.
In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.
If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.
Cool.org, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch Australia, Shark Island Institute, Documentary Australia Foundation, The Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.