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The Arts: Media Arts

Foundation to Year 2

Below satisfactory

Animation: Endangered animals

Summary of task

Students studied endangered animals, read The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and created short stop motion animation artworks as part of a 10-week unit called ‘Our Animal Planet’. They developed their understanding of the natural world and sustainability, while gaining self-confidence through communicating their learning digitally.

The unit integrated English, Geography, Science, Technology and The Arts to develop the students’ understanding of endangered animals and their environments by researching and creating a PowerPoint presentation to share with the class. Students also wrote narratives based on their choice of an endangered animal and completed an animated artwork for the purpose of increasing awareness in the community about endangered species.

Achievement standard

By the end of Year 2, students communicate about media artworks they make and view, and where and why media artworks are made.

Students make and share media artworks using story principles, composition, sound and technologies.

By the end of Year 2, students describe artworks they make and those to which they respond. They consider where and why people make artworks.

Students use the elements and processes of arts subjects to make and share artworks that represent ideas.

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