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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1. In groups of four, view the following original ad by the Cancer Council of Victoria - Slip, Slop, Slap.

"One of the most successful health campaigns in Australia's history was launched in 1981, when a cheerful seagull in board shorts, t-shirt and hat danced his way across our TV screens singing the jingle."

YouTube: Original Slip, Slop, Slap : The Original Sid the Seagull Video Video
 https://youtu.be/b7nocIenCYg

 

Write down the words to this jingle. Is it's message clear? Why? Why not?

Do you like the music? Why? Why not?

What do you like about this iconic Australian ad? Explain giving reasons.

Discussion
Discuss as a group.

 

2. Compare this 2010 version: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide - Sid the Seagull 2010 with the original ad from 1981 (above).

"Thirty years after he first graced our television screens with his Slip, Slop, Slap message, Sid the Seagull is back with a new song that includes all of SunSmart's revised key messages."

 

YouTube: Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide - Sid the Seagull Video Video
https://youtu.be/FzA47J7QsVk

 

 

Write down the words to this jingle.

Do you like the music? Why? Why not?

What do you like about this ad?

Do you like it over the original? If not, why not?

Is the additional message of "seek and slide" a good one for Australian conditions?

Discussion
Discuss as a group.

 What do the rest of the class think?

 

3. Students in Primary school are still not getting this message entirely! Caps are considered "Ok" by students but they cover only a limited amount of the face and no neck is cover or the other way around.

The Cancer Council is also encouraging people to check how much protection their hat is giving them by taking a selfie when the sun is highest and seeing where the shadow falls.

"If it's a baseball cap, you will probably be surprised at how little shade it provides," Mr Slevin said. [Terry Slevin is the Director of education and research at the Cancer Council of WA].
(Source: ABC)

Take a guess about the amount of shade that is on your face and neck when you are wearing a cap.

Discussion

Discuss in your group.

Wearing a cap
How much does this cap cover?

4. In your groups, you are to create a new jingle encouraging kids to wear a hat that will cover their faces and necks adequately. Put the new words to the original music. You might even want to copy Sid's lisp!

 

 

Zits, Makeup, Chocolate, To squeeze or not to squeeze? Is this really a crime against the skin?

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

1. In groups of four, you are to read the following articles from The Conversation. Each student is to read and summarise one article: Reading

  • What are the main points?

  • What struck you as interesting? Why?

  • How are zits created?

  • Any causes?

  • What are the recommendations?

  • How will the facts from your article influence you? Why? Why not?

The Conversation 4 September 2017

The Conversation
The Conversation 21 March 2016

The Conversation
The Conversation 4 August 2014

The Conversation
The Conversation 25 June 2012

The Conversation

2. Share what you have learnt within your group on large butcher paper or A3 paper. Highlight if an idea or suggestion has been repeated by the members of the group. Collect all the common thoughts and ideas into a new document. What are the dermatologists saying?

3. Create an infographic using Piktochart or Venngage and answer the question:

 

"To squeeze or not to squeeze?

Is this really a crime against the skin?"

Piktochart Venngage

 

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