Tuning In Viewing Documentary Texts - Cool Australia

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • 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 is a contemporary social issue with far-reaching effects on our community’s safety, health and wellbeing.

In this lesson, students will watch the documentary It’s People Like Us, then synthesise their understanding in a ‘See-Think-Wonder’ visible thinking routine. They will dig deeper into the film by watching About the Documentary, then evaluate the effectiveness of the documentary by responding in writing to three prompts. They will then reconsider their ‘wonderments’ and make a plan to find out more.

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