About this resource

Drawing on a range of Australian children’s television programs, this resource builds students’ understanding of the reasons we create and view screen stories– to entertain, to teach, and to communicate ideas, feelings, and culture. Students explore the different ways in which screen stories can be told and reflect on their responses as audience members.

Students are then guided in planning and creating their own screen artwork about our world. Short clips from children’s television, discussion prompts and links to additional resources will support students in developing their art practices and skills. A printable worksheet is included below to encourage students’ reflection on audience, purpose, and processes. This supports them in presenting their work to an audience.

Depending on your student group, the resource can be explored together with teacher guidance or worked through independently. Teachers are encouraged to modify discussion starters and learning tasks for their students where necessary. Student responses to learning prompts could be written in workbooks or discussed with a partner.

Australian Curriculum links:


Media Arts  

Personal and Social Capability

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