IMAGI-NATION{TV} - Your Successful Life

IMAGI-NATION{TV} - Your Successful Life

Lesson 5 of 6 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • English
  • The Arts
  • Music
  • Work Studies
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Social Action
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this lesson, students will listen to multiple perspectives on success, focusing on two IMAGI-NATION{TV} interviews. They will consider whether service is an important part of a successful life before developing their own definition of success.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand that there are many different perspectives on what success means
  • consider how service can contribute to success
  • consider the value of having a vision for their future.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • define what success means to them
  • identify how others define success.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Choose by subject for Secondary year level mapping:

Work Studies

Year 9 Work Studies:

  • Investigate a wide range of occupations, and the skills and personal qualities required in these fields (ACWSCL006)
  • Identify types of entrepreneurial behaviours and their opportunities for application to 21st century work and enterprise (ACWSCL010)
  • Explain how the application of entrepreneurial behaviours can address a range of work and community challenges and provide benefits personally and to the community (ACWSCL011)
  • Recognise the importance of self-awareness in career and life design (ACWSCL013)

Year 10 Work Studies:

  • Explain the range of skills and attributes necessary to work effectively in the 21st century (ACWSCL025)
  • Assess the benefits of developing an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ and its relevance to 21st century work and enterprise (ACWSCL029)
  • Apply knowledge of self to career decision-making processes (ACWSCL032)
  • Use career decision-making processes to filter career scenarios (ACWSCL033)
  • Analyse emerging approaches to work and the implications these have for workers to be flexible, proactive and responsive (ACWSCL034)

Media Arts

Years 9 & 10 Media Arts:

  • Analyse a range of media artworks from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their media arts making, starting with Australian media artworks, including media artworks of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and international media artworks (ACAMAR079)


Years 9 & 10 Music:

  • Analyse a range of music from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their music making, starting with Australian music, including music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider music in international contexts (ACAMUR105)


Year 9 English:

  • Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635)
  • Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts (ACELY1742)
  • 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:

  • Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)
  • Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences (ACELY1752)
  • 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)

This lesson is part of a wider program: IMAGI-NATION{TV}

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teachers will need to facilitate activities and monitor student work.

Syllabus outcomes: EN5-1A, EN5-2A, EN5-7D, EN5-8DMUS5.7, MUS5.11, MUS5.12

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Cross-curriculum priority (optional): Sustainability

Tips for teachers: This lesson is designed to be flexible for use with various year levels and across the curriculum. It can easily be tailored or expanded to focus more deeply on the skills that students are exploring in their classroom context. For example, a Work Studies teacher might focus on examining the careers of the featured interviewees, an Arts teacher could focus on techniques used by the featured interviewees and an English teacher could focus on analysing the concept of success from multiple perspectives.

Resources required

  • Device with internet and presentation capability
  • Devices with internet access – one per student (optional)
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student

Additional info

This lesson has been developed in partnership with AIME. AIME is an Imagination Factory that since 2005, has been creating pop-up Imagination Factories on university campuses around the world to unlock the internal narrative of marginalised kids, taking them from a world that tells them they can’t to a world that tells them they can. Kids who experience the Imagination Factory have gone on to achieve educational parity, rise up as entrepreneurs, and take on a whole new mindset that prepares them for success.

AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience to put a mentor in the home every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond. It’s a daily TV show broadcast live on the internet, and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow.

The pursuit is to elevate knowledge; every guest we bring on knows something and has wisdom to share. This show is not just about entertainment to pass the time. We want to remake the mould for the modern hero – from beauty to brains, from selfies to self-knowledge, from hashtags to hope. IMAGI-NATION{TV} is seeking to unlock the best in every single one of us; to inspire a generation of heroes in the form of mentors who fight for a fairer world.

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