Mortified - For Teachers EDUCATION RESOURCE

Mortified - Series Trailer

Taylor Fry is MORTIFIED, she's a confused pre-teen doing her best to understand herself and her place in the world. On the brink of adolescence a girl's got a lot to deal with; a changing body, a flood of hormones, relentless judgement by her peers, even perhaps the stirrings of a first unrequited crush. Taylor is confronted by the lot!

Resource Description

Mortified for Teachers - www.mortified.edu.au - is an online resource that accompanies the Mortified live action, children's comedy drama series which follows a young girl's journey towards self-acceptance.

Adapted from the Mortified - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website features:

  • A collection of video clips from the Mortified television series which explore the production, including its special and visual effects.

  • Exclusive interviews with key actors, the Director and production personnel.

  • Lesson plans and worksheets:

    • Part 1 - Being Mortified: A Focus on Growing Up
      Activities analysing how meaning is created and communicated within the series.

    • Part 2 - Media Literacy: Constructing, Producing and Responding to Mortified
      Activities exploring stages of television production, special and visual effects, publicity, set and costume design.

  • The Mortified Trailer, a promotional introduction to the series.

  • The Mortified Media kit featuring:

    • Episode Synopses
    • Press Kit: Information about the series cast and crew
    • Poster

Access to this website is available when you purchase the series Mortified from the ACTF Shop.

Part 1: Being Mortified: A Focus on Growing Up features 16 video clips from the Mortified television series (Episodes 1-13) and 4 lesson plans with accompanying worksheets.

The resource has been developed for Years 4-8 and provides teaching and learning activities about being 'mortified', analysing how meaning is created and communicated within the series.

These lesson plans and worksheets are also available:

This resource comprises the following lessons:

  1. Introducing Mortified the Series
  2. Belonging
  3. Me, Myself and Them
  4. Change

Part 2: Media Literacy: Constructing, Producing and Responding To Mortified features 31 clips from the Mortified television series (Episodes 1-13) and 3 lesson plans with accompanying worksheets.

The resource has been developed for Years 4-8 and provides teaching and learning activities about all stages of television production including set and costume design, special and visual effects, and publicity.

This resource comprises the following lessons:

  1. Elements of a Drama Production
  2. Behind the Scenes: A Day on the Set
  3. After the Shoot is Over

Year Level

Middle Years (5-9)

Curriculum Study Areas

English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Media Arts (The Arts)

Themes

adolescence, family, genre, relationships, values