Drawn Together Digital Workshop
Are you looking for an introduction to examining visual media? Do you need an interactive lesson to complement your teaching on Federation? Are your students interested in cartoons, and ready to engage their critical thinking caps?
Hook your students into exploring Federation and contemporary issues through cartooning!
In this digital workshop, your students will discuss the techniques used by cartoonists, practice their visual analysis skills and learn about the role of political cartoons as an example of media in our democracy.
Political cartoons are an accessible way for students of all ages to develop their critical thinking and medial literacy skills. We have selected a range of accessible cartoons from our current Behind the Lines exhibition, as well as exclusive content from one of Australia’s leading cartoonists.
Your students will become cartoonists and create a collaborative drawing with the MoAD Learning team, while also developing their media literacy and critical thinking skills. They will design their own cartoon to investigate how they can have a say on issues that are important to them.
This 50 minute program is suitable for students in classrooms and distance education settings, especially from Year 5 to Year 9.
- develops civic literacy by visiting special places in the building
- explores the role of the media in our democracy
- builds media literacy skills by examining current political cartoons for techniques and meaning
- develops visual analysis and media literacy skills using contemporary cartoons and exclusive content
- facilitates rich discussion around leadership and ways to make positive change
- uses collaborative construction to develop media creation skills
- involves students in interactive and engaging learning activities
- explores students’ rights and responsibilities in our democracy
The development of the Drawn Together Digital Workshop has been guided by the Media Literacy Framework for Australia. MoAD is a proud partner of the Australian Media Literacy Alliance.
A post-visit resource pack is provided after your digital workshop.
What technology is needed?
We use Zoom to connect. In the classroom all you need is a device connected to an interactive whiteboard or smart TV. We can also accommodate multi-point connections if your class is learning at home.
This program is free.
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To book your next digital excursion with MoAD, follow the link below.Make a digital program booking request
For Digital programs, you may also email email@example.com or phone (02) 6270 8282. We may also be able to work with you to tailor a program specific to the needs of your group.
*Australian Curriculum V9 – Curriculum Learning Areas
Civics and citizenship
Civics and citizenship