New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

New Release: Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit

Summer’s Day is a warm coming-of-age story which follows 11-year old Summer as she gets her period for the first time. Our latest education resource supports Years 5-8 teachers in using this locally-produced short film in their classrooms. 

In Summer's Day, we see one Australian girl’s awkward transition into a teenager. Summer’s mother isn’t around when she gets her first period, so she navigates becoming a woman, and her body image troubles, with the help of her best friend Mackenzie.

The free Summer’s Day Teaching Toolkit explores the content and themes in Summer’s Day, including menstruation, puberty and body image. It can be used as a standalone resource, or to complement a school’s health education and puberty programs. The 10 learning tasks in the resource link to areas of the curriculum including:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • English
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Intercultural Capability
  • Media Arts

Summer’s Day can currently be streamed on ABC iview, and is available to purchase through the ACTF Shop.

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