Blueback - Connecting to the Ocean (home learning)

Blueback - Connecting to the Ocean (home learning)

Lesson 4 of 14 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Year 5 - 10
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Oceans
  • Sustainability
  • Water
  • ...

Lesson summary

Kids begin to engage in ocean conservation efforts by considering their connection to the ocean. This activity is a great one to do together as a family.

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Resources required

  • Access to the film Blueback
  • A device capable of accessing the internet
  • A device capable of creating audiovisual recordings, such as an iPad or camera (optional)
  • Art supplies (optional)
  • Writing materials


This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking

Additional info

Ideal for: Ages 9 - 15

Time required: 30+ minutes

Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents to use with children in the home environment, or for children to complete on their own. They can be used as stand alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs and are ideal for remote or independent learning.

Minderoo Foundation is proud to be the education partner for the film adaption of Tim Winton’s best-selling book, Blueback.

Related professional learning

Teach the Big Picture of Sustainability

Quick summary: Open your students’ minds to how different systems – environmental, social and economic – are connected.

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