Frontline activism to save the planet

Wild Things is a documentary that follows a group of new-generation activists as they tackle various environmental issues such as the deforestation of mature forests, the use of non-renewable energy sources and climate change.

In this unit, students will learn about the history of the environmental movement in Australia by watching the Wild Things documentary. The lessons will also encourage students to speak up about their own environmental concerns and inspire others to take action for positive societal change.

About the film

Although the green movement addresses various issues and uses different forms of activism, they are all connected by one common belief - the importance of the environment. Those involved in the movement show courage by standing up for their beliefs, even when it means facing physical harm or arrest.

We suggest starting with the "Watching The Film" lesson and the documentary, which can viewed for free through the lesson plan. After that, you can work through these resources in their entirety and in the correct order.

Unit

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Wild Things - Environmental Activism

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability

Secondary lessons

  • Lesson
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Wild Things - Watching The Film

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • English
  • Learning through film
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Social
  • Social Action
  • Lesson
  • ...

Wild Things - Finding Your Voice

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Social
  • Social Action
  • Lesson
  • ...

Wild Things - Opposing Voices

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Social
  • Social Action
  • Lesson
  • ...

Wild Things - Getting Your Voice Heard

  • Secondary
  • Year 8 - 10
  • English
  • Persuasive writing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Civics and Citizenship
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Conservation
  • Social
  • Social Action

With thanks to our partners

These lessons have been developed with the support of 360 Degree Films and the Garry White Foundation.