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In the Movie, "Cars", there is a special character Guido, the forklift! Design a model of Guido!

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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

 

1. Primary only: Do you know about the character "Guido"? Pick him out from the following picture...

Movie Cars

 

Here he is...

Guido

2. Primaryonly: Print out the following "Guido" colouring in

Guido colouring in
Guido - Colouring Page

3. Primary Middle
Design a 3D model of Guido using Papier Mache. Use the following websites to help you make the papier mache:

How do I make Paper Mache - A step by step guide

Getting Started with Papier Mache


 

 

4. Display your model of Guido.

5. Reflection

Reflection.

What do you think of your model? Was it harder to build than you thought? Why? Why not?

 

 

 

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Additional Script for "Cars"

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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

1. In pairs, look at the following two video clips:

YouTube: Guido's Revenge Video

https://youtu.be/fWCZPAXmtlo

 

YouTube: Michael Schumacher - Cars Video
https://youtu.be/8qAW0eSKkXA

 

 

2. After you have viewed these video clips from the Movie: Cars, each partner is to write another script for the character "Guido", the forklift.

3. Combine your scripts! See how you can make the new script work.


4. Using the Movie maker, Xtranormal, create this new script.



Xtranormal



Or, using your papier mache model, use Blender to create a 3D model:



Blender

5. Share with the rest of the class. Be ready to have this new movie for Open Day or Parents' Night - let your parents or carers be thrilled at what you can do!!!!

 

 

The Baggage Handler: A Review

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LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy
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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking
Personal and social capability
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

PhilosophyPhilosophy


1. Read the following review of the novel by David Rawlings. Reading

The Baggage Handler
Published 5 March 2019

Nola, a reviewer for The Good Reads, writes (19 March 2019)

"Three travellers all accidentally pick up the wrong bag at the baggage carousel of an airport, but don't realise it until they get to their destinations. David is a stressed-out businessman who needs his financial reports for a critical presentation that will decide whether or not his branch closes. Gillian needs the clothes she's packed for five stressful days with her sister's family in the lead-up to her niece's wedding. Michael needs the running spikes he's packed so that he can impress the coach who could offer him a sporting scholarship to college.

They're all sent to a strange location to have their baggage sorted, but they soon discover it won't be that easy. The mysterious baggage handler is there to help them sort out their 'real' baggage. David can't forgive his wife who cheated on him six months earlier; Gillian keeps comparing herself and her life to her 'perfect' sister and always feels she doesn't measure up; and Michael really wants to be an artist rather than following his father's dream for him to become a star athlete. Each of them has to make a choice before they can leave the strange building they find themselves in. Do they work through their baggage or do they decide to continue carrying it around with them?

This debut novel from Australian author David Rawlings has a fascinating premise. We can all relate to it in one way or another because we all carry baggage. I was fascinated by the premise, but was wondering how Rawlings would pull it off in a full novel. He does a superb job. The issues that the characters have to grapple with are very real, and most readers would find something that resonates with them. I found myself relating to two of the characters in particular, so it was also thought-provoking on a personal level.

Rawlings has an engaging, easy-to-read writing style, with some great metaphors and imagery along the way. For example, 'If flattery was art, David was Picasso'; 'Huge cranes stood tall and unmoving, a still life of steel giraffes on a dusty savannah'; 'The memory rapped lightly on the lid it had nailed down on his self-esteem many years ago'; [The mirror] was a few feet away, but it would require her to travel over emotional quicksand covered with thorns and bracken,'; 'The words jostled in his mind to find the right order, but they stayed on the starting grid'.

My only slight hesitation was that I felt it dragged a little in the middle. I wanted everyone to hurry up with their baggage so I could see what happened next. Though I guess that's the point. It takes a while to work through heavy baggage. However, it didn't slow for long. I did feel engaged the whole way and wanted to keep reading. I also liked the way that not everything turned out perfectly. There's not a quick fix to deep issues, but it's important to start somewhere.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel. It was original and gave a lot of food for thought. But be warned!! If you read this book, your own baggage might peek out and demand attention. Looking forward to seeing what this author comes up with next."

(Source:
The Good Reads)



2. As a class, read the novel "The Baggage Handler" by David Rawlings published in March 2019.

3. List and then explore the concepts that Rawlings writes about as a group of 4 - 5 students.

4. One reviewer stated: "The Baggage Handler is comparable to a contemporary parable urging the reader to ponder over the burdens weighing them down. The book focuses on how we handle the baggage we carry in our lives. Told from the perspective of three different characters, the reader gets to see how the things we choose to hang onto and carry with us in our lives, intentionally or unintentionally, negatively affect us and what the consequences of letting the extra baggage can be." 
Neelam Babul

Answer the question:

Is this novel a contemporary parable?

5. As a group, you are to write a review or blog about this novel.

Do this writing by dividing up the concepts or ideas between the group. Get one member of the group to write the introduction and finishing paragraphs.

5. Reflection

Reflection:

Is it relatable to you? Why? Why not?

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Forklift Games

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability



Games
Planet of the Forklift Kid

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Planet of the Forklift Kid

 

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