Artist's impression

Artist's impression

Lesson 9 of 9 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • English
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Climate Change
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity students are asked to explore how and what they personally think about climate change and to create an artwork that represents how they feel. Students begin by thinking of one word that they associate with climate change and then create a mind map to interrogate the reasons behind why they chose this word. Students then create an artwork based on their word and mind map and present it to the class.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that climate change is a challenging and complex issue
  • understand that there are many different ways of thinking about climate change
  • recognise that art can be used to interrogate how we think about and respond to issues like climate change
  • understand that art should portray a message or a meaning that can be understood and interpreted by the audience.

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 English:

  • Use interaction skills when discussing and presenting ideas and information, selecting body language, voice qualities and other elements, (for example music and sound) to add interest and meaning (ACELY1804)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas (ACELY1725)
  • Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to confidently create, edit and publish written and multimodal texts (ACELY1728)

Year 8 English:

  • Use interaction skills for identified purposes, using voice and language conventions to suit different situations, selecting vocabulary, modulating voice and using elements such as music, images and sound for specific effects (ACELY1808)
  • Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that raise issues, report events and advance opinions, using deliberate language and textual choices, and including digital elements as appropriate (ACELY1736)
  • Use a range of software, including word processing programs, to create, edit and publish texts imaginatively (ACELY1738)

Year 7 & 8 Visual Arts:

  • Experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork (ACAVAM118)

Syllabus OutcomesEN4-2A, EN4-3B, EN4-4B

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – oversee activity

Resources required

  • Internet access
  • Student worksheet
  • Materials for artworks – photography/photo montage (camera, photo editing program, montage materials), movie/animation (movie editing program, animation creation program), music (music recording program), painting/drawing (art materials), graffiti (art materials), textiles (art materials), sculpture (art materials), comic strips (art materials), story (writing materials), mood board (art materials).

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