Audience: Stage 2
Submitted by: Gina Cahill
This film clip shows a young girl’s daily life in Uganda, including the work she and her family need to do. It provides a snapshot of the differences in housing and the standard of living compared to the average Australian child.
Teaching and learning ideas:
1. Before viewing the video, PREPARE students by discussing the following:
• What chores do you do at home?
- How do you help your mum and/or dad?
- How much time do you spend each day doing chores?
- Do you do chores for love or money?
• How food is prepared at your house?
- Who cooks?
- What do they use to cook?
- How long does it take to prepare a meal?
- Where do you eat? (e.g. together at a table)
- How do you eat? (e.g. with chopsticks)
• What is your favourite thing to do?
- What do you like to do indoors?
- What do you like to do outdoors?
• What are you thankful for?
2. Show students a map of the world and see if they can find where Africa is. Then direct them to Uganda. Ask them to imagine what life may be like there.
3. Introduce the film by saying: We are going to watch a film about a girl called Lucy who is 9 years old. She lives in Uganda.
4. After watching, discuss students’ reactions. Sample questions:
• Tell me something you noticed about Lucy’s life. How is her life different or similar to your life?
• What did you like about the film?
• What was good about Lucy’s life? What was difficult for her?
• Does the family work hard? Do they have much money?
• What does Lucy feel lucky for?
• How does the film make you feel?
5. Sample follow-up tasks:
a. Write a letter to Lucy telling her about your life and family.
Your letter should be:
• informative, telling Lucy about your own life and experiences
• carefully edited – reread your letter to check and improve meaning and add new information. Check your punctuation.
Aim to include at least three connectives in your letter. You can view a range of connectives at http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/literacy/vocabulary/word-lists/connectives/#.VdZmiPmqqko
b. Organise a fund-raising activity to make a donation to a child/community in need, e.g. via https://trans.worldvision.com.au/generaldonations/donate.aspx