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Colossal Cinemas: Movie of the Times – Project

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An inquiry project in which students compare and contrast movies from today with those from a chosen decade.

Let’s go to Colossal Cinemas, the best cinema around!

This teaching resource is a project for students to read, comprehend and reflect on the Colossal Cinemas movie selection and then compare it to movies from a past decade. Students will use their inquiry skills to research what movie cinemas were like in the 1990s or before, including movie selection, merchandise and food types. Students watch and review a movie from their chosen decade and compare it to the movie styles being released today.

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  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELT1602

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  • ACELT1603

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  • ACELY1686

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  • ACELT1608

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  • ACELT1610

    Recognise that ideas in literary texts can be conveyed from different viewpoints, which can lead to different kinds of interpretations and responsesElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the person or entity through whom the audience experience...

  • ACELY1698

    Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to contextElaborationsidentifying the narrative voice (the ...

  • ACELT1613

    Make connections between students’ own experiences and those of characters and events represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contextsElaborationsrecognising the influence our different historical, social and cu...

  • ACELT1614

    Analyse and evaluate similarities and differences in texts on similar topics, themes or plotsElaborationsexploring texts on a similar topic by authors with very different styles, for example comparing fantasy quest novels or realistic novels on a spe...

  • ACELT1616

    Identify, describe, and discuss similarities and differences between texts, including those by the same author or illustrator, and evaluate characteristics that define an author’s individual styleElaborationsexploring two or more texts by the sa...

  • ACELT1794

    Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settingsElaborationscollaboratively plan, compose, sequence and prepare a literary text along a familiar storyline, using film, sound and images to convey setting, characters and points o...

  • ACELT1615

    Identify and explain how choices in language, for example modality, emphasis, repetition and metaphor, influence personal response to different textsElaborationsnoting how degrees of possibility are opened up through the use of modal verbs (for examp...

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