Blueback - Reflecting on the Film (Home Learning)

Blueback - Reflecting on the Film (Home Learning)

Lesson 3 of 14 in this unit

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

Lesson summary

This is a guide that aims to help kids connect to the ocean and understand the basics of ocean conservation through the film Blueback.  Kids can use the Student Worksheet to self-direct critical and creative reflection on the film. Alternatively, parents and teachers can use the Teacher Worksheet to direct a conversation with kids about the film. 

Lesson guides and printables

Lesson Plan
Student Worksheet

Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Resources required

  • Access to the film Blueback 
  • A device capable of accessing the internet (optional)
  • Student Worksheet
  • Teacher Worksheet (optional)
  • Writing materials


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

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital literacy
  • Ethical understanding

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.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
Minderoo Foundation is proud to be the education partner for the film adaption of Tim Winton’s best-selling book, Blueback.

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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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