Coming Soon: Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit

Coming Soon: Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit

Our forthcoming education resource will support Year 3-6 teachers and students in addressing all content descriptors in the Media Arts curriculum. 

In the second series of Hardball, Mikey and Tiffany have become an awesome doubles team and are training hard with Prisha and Salwa but things get complicated with the arrival of new classmates. Together, the kids from Block Street face twin villains: the end of primary school that is fast approaching, and a scholarship opportunity for Mikey that could split up the gang for good. With lots of heart and humour, Mikey and Team Mahaki realise that change doesn’t have to be a bad thing, and that no matter where they are or what they’re doing, they’ll be friends forever.

The forthcoming Hardball Series 2 Teaching Toolkit will provide Year 3–6 teachers and students with engaging learning tasks for each Content Descriptor in the Australian Curriculum: Media Arts. In addition, General Capabilities in the Australian Curriculum are also addressed and specified under the respective content descriptors. Developed by Karyn Chapman, a Brisbane-based teacher of Film, Television and New Media, Media Arts and Visual Art, this resource will support primary teachers in exploring the 5 Key Concepts of Media Arts: Technologies, Representations, Audiences, Institutions and Languages.

This new ACTF education resource will be released in the coming weeks, ahead of 2021 Media Literacy Week (October 25-29). For another opportunity to develop your students’ media knowledge through this popular series, sign up for the ACMI Education x ACTF webinar with Hardball cast members.