Activity Outcomes

Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Stage 2
Outcome EN2-11D - Expressing themselves
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own.

Stage 3
EN3-2A - Reading and viewing
Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies.
* Respond to, read and view texts.

NSW Board of Studies
Arts Syllabus
Stage 2
VAS2.1 - Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing amongst aspects of subject matter.

VAS2.3 - Acknowledges that artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible • discusses reasons why artists make artworks, focusing on who, where, when, why, how.
VAS2.4 - Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques.

Stage 3
VAS3.1 - Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world.
VAS3.2 - Makes artworks for different audiences, assembling materials in a variety of ways appreciating.
VAS3.4 - Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks.

Activity Ideas

Compare a photo of your grandparents, great grandparents, your parents and yourself. Compare the quality, style, format of the photos and discuss why there is such a difference in the photos. Look carefully at clothing, eyeline, pose position in the photo.

Bring in your own camera or borrow a school camera and take photos of things in your school that interest you and make you proud of your school.

Research the concepts of composition and then write a procedure on how to take a photo correctly.

Using a digital device take a series of photos based on a theme. Take six photos based on either colour, texture or shape of subjects. Compare you results with other students and explain why you choose those subjects.

Take a portrait picture of a partner. Upload them on to the computer and use software such as Adobe or Picasa to play with different effects you can add to the picture.


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  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education