In this lesson, students design a dream car and create an artwork to represent their ideas that will be submitted to the Toyota Dream Car Art Contest. This contest encourages and inspires creative expression and imagination in students – some amazing ideas are born from dreams! Students will investigate what work is and some of the different jobs that people have. They begin by creating a mind-map of what they already know about work and then work in groups to undertake research online about one type of work people do. Students then report their findings back to the class. Students then think about the type of work they would like to do in the future and create a description of their dream job. They then create a dream car to help them with their dream job.
- understand what work is
- understand some of the different types of work that people do
- understand how to communicate a message through art
- Students will develop and practice art-making techniques
- conduct research online
- work collaboratively
- plan and create artworks
- use different drawing/painting techniques
- engage in group and class discussions
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 5 HASS:
- Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI095)
- Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI102)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105)
Year 6 HASS:
- Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI123)
- Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI130)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI133)
Years 5 & 6 Visual Arts:
- Explore ideas and practices used by artists, including practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent different views, beliefs and opinions (ACAVAM114)
- Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 5 HASS achievement standards: Students locate and collect data and information from a range of sources to answer inquiry questions. They work with others and present their ideas, findings and conclusions in a range of communication forms using discipline-specific terms and appropriate conventions.
Relevant parts of Year 6 HASS achievement standards: Students locate and collect useful data and information from primary and secondary sources. They work collaboratively and present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of communication forms that incorporate source materials, communication conventions and discipline-specific terms.
Relevant parts of Year 5 and 6 Visual Arts achievement standards: Students use visual conventions and visual arts practices to express a personal view in their artworks. They demonstrate different techniques and processes in planning and making artworks.
Unit of work: Toyota Dream Car Contest.
Time required: 120 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, guide groups through activities and through creation of artworks.
- Paper measuring no larger than 400mm x 550 mm (15.7-21.7in.) or A3 in size
- Butcher’s paper and scrap paper for drafting
- Drawing materials, including but not limited to: coloured pencils, pens/markers, crayons, paints, watercolour paints, etc
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Mind-Map Questions (optional – one copy per two students)
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Critical thinking
- Problem Solving
The Toyota Dream Car Art Contest usually commences late October to early November and concludes late to early March. Find up-to-date entry details, prizes and full terms and conditions here.