CLIMARTE - Artists and sustainability

CLIMARTE - Artists and sustainability

Lesson 8 of 13 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Persuasive writing
  • The Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students learn about sustainability while building literacy by being asked to write a persuasive letter arguing for or against the topic: ‘Artists have a responsibility to communicate pro-environmental messages’.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • plan and write a persuasive text
  • build literacy, critical and creative thinking and ethical understanding.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 7 English:

  • 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)

Year 8 English:

  • 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)

Year 9 English:

  • Create imaginative, informative and persuasive texts that present a point of view and advance or illustrate arguments, including texts that integrate visual, print and/or audio features (ACELY1746)

Year 10 English:

  • Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756)

Year 7 & 8 Visual Arts:

  • Analyse how artists use visual conventions in artworks (ACAVAR123)

Syllabus OutcomesEN4-4B, EN5-1A

Time required: 60 minutes

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – facilitate discussion and oversee activity

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Additional info

This lesson is part of the CLIMARTE unit. The unit is designed to help students build their knowledge of climate change by exploring the topic through the arts. By harnessing the creative power of the Arts, CLIMARTE aim to inform, engage and inspire real action on climate change. Following this lesson plan is an ideal way to expose your kids to climate change through the medium of art.

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