Social Action - Educating The Community - Cool Australia

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12

We have a complex relationship with our mobile phones that is more than screen deep. Mobile phone use and the impact it has had upon society is a contemporary social issue with far-reaching effects on our community’s safety, health and wellbeing.

In this lesson, students will revisit It’s People Like Us and link the documentary to the concept of a community education campaign. Students will then work in small groups to plan and to take social action in the form of a community education session in which attendees will watch the documentary and hear the perspectives of a panel of experts. Students will evaluate the impact of the community education session and reflect on the success of the session, as well as personal learning that occurred throughout the planning and running of the session.

Visit the Cool Australia website via the link below to access the curriculum materials.