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Bluey (Teacher Pack) - Senior School Years 10-12

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This comprehensive Teacher Pack – Bluey (for Senior School Years 10–12) focuses on the multi-award-winning Australian animated film series Bluey, created by Joe Blumm and produced by Ludo Studio. The series focuses on six-year-old Bluey who is a Blue Heeler puppy and her father, Bandit, mother, Chilli, and younger sister, Bingo.

This complete teaching unit equips educators of Years 10-12 students with all that's needed to deliver high-quality learning experiences on animated film and visual literacy, with outcomes focused on students analysing the construction of representations in Bluey (analytical essay response).

Contents (4 digital/editable/printable files ready for immediate download and use):

1. Teacher Guide (35 page .pdf)

• Unit overview
• Program access/rating
• Learning Goals and Success Criteria
• Suggested Lesson Outline
• Teacher Answer Guide to Student Booklet
• Analytical Essay writing/assessment information 

2. Student Booklet (30 page - .pdf/.doc formats)

• Animated film and interpreting images
• Representations in texts
• Close-up on representations of Australia
• An introduction to Bluey – representations in Bluey, childhood journaling, and textual elements in Bluey
• Viewing Bluey – focus episodes
• Post-viewing – Joe Blumm's letter to fans
• Close-up on representations of gender – fatherhood
• Analytical Essay writing

– Key terminology
– Analytical essay structure
– Approaching the question – strategy
– Writing a body paragraph
– Preparing for assessment – readings
– Assessment task – analytical essay response
– The Writing Process
– Analytical Essay template
– Analytical Essay checklist

3. Teaching PowerPoint (28 slide .pptx)

• Visual literacy, animated film and the animation process
• Reading an image and interpreting meaning
• Representations in texts
• Representations of Australia
• Anthropomorphism
• An introduction to Bluey – representations in Bluey and textual elements in Bluey
• Post-viewing – Joe Blumm's letter to fans
• Representations of fatherhood
• Analytical Essay writing – cognitive verb 'analyse', analytical essay structure, approaching the question, sample body paragraph
• The Writing Process

Unit duration: 20+ lessons (including assessment)

Curriculum Links:

The Teacher Pack can be linked to the following areas within the Australian National Curriculum:

• English (Years 10–12)
• Media Studies

In addition, the Teacher Pack relates to the following General Capabilities within the Australian National Curriculum:

• Critical and Creative Thinking
• Personal and Social Capability
• Literacy

Each episode runs for 7 mins and has an official rating as G. Please check your country's classification for this film prior to use with students.

Features:

• Digital/editable/printable files delivered in a single zip file (2 x pdf, 1 x doc, 1 x pptx)
• Professionally designed by an experienced educator
• Highly visual and engaging
• Suited to all learners
• Crisp, clean layouts
• A range of whole class, group work and individual learning resources

Please note:

Bluey episodes can be accessed in a variety of free and paid options: ABC TV (ABC Kids), Disney Junior, Disney +, Enhance TV (for subscribing schools). Access to the episodes/series is not included in these resources.

Cost: 

• $39 for an individual licence (with use strictly limited to the individual purchaser – i.e one teacher/one class)
• $179 for a whole school licence (life-time – unlimited use allowed for all teachers/all classes at purchasing educational institution)

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