The Great Australian Fly is an amusing and quirky documentary, on which to base an interdisciplinary study across English, Media Arts, Science, Humanities and Sustainability. The Great Australian Fly presents the attitudes, science, history and cultural development of ideas about flies in Australia, using a range of novel methods to communicate information and opinions as well as present up-to-date scientific studies about the fly. The film shows how the fly has shaped Australian life and reveals many of their astounding abilities. The Great Australian Fly presents the perspectives of a comedian, a historian, advertising creatives, scientific experts, a fly phobic, a maggot farmer and lay fly enthusiasts to tell the complex story of Australia's relationship with flies.
This guide explores how this film may be used as the subject of a cross-disciplinary study for middle secondary school.
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