- Year 8 - 10
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- Civics and Citizenship
- The Arts
This unit's lessons are based on the Wild Things documentary, which helps students explore significant events in the environmental movement's history in Australia. The unit aims to empower students to raise their voices for an environmental cause they are passionate about, inspiring others to adopt a different perspective and bring about real change in society.
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.
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 be purchased from The Education Shop. After that, you can work through these resources in their entirety and in the correct order.