What chance have you got when your dad's a cop, your mum's a frighteningly understanding parent, your brother wets the bed, your best friend's a heavy metal devotee and then you fall in love. It can only mean trouble, worry, mega-embarrassment and some wild, wild times. Through the eyes of Lockie Leonard we view the truly mixed-up, yet very normal life of Lockie, his family and friends. Lockie Leonard is based on the award winning novels by 2002 Booker nominated author Tim Winton.
Lockie Leonard for Teachers - www.lockieleonard.edu.au - is a multiliteracy resource aimed to help students in Upper Primary and Lower Secondary school explore the Lockie Leonard television series, based on the original trilogy of books by Western Australian writer Tim Winton.
Adapted from the Lockie Leonard - Teaching & Learning DVD-ROM, this website is accessible with any Lockie Leonard – Series 1 purchase. It provides access to more than 100 teaching and learning activities, each supported by online video clips and student worksheets exploring the themes presented across both the Lockie Leonard texts and TV series.
Lockie Leonard for Teachers is divided into the following:
Four inter-related strands:
Strand 1: Storytelling in a Television Series
Strand 2: Transition and Adolescence
Strand 3: Identity
Strand 4: Reacting, Responding and Creating
Strand 5: Gender Perspectives: A Comparison of Lockie Leonard and Mortified
In addition, the website features extras materials including Character Biographies, Press Kit, Stills Gallery, and Episode Synopses, and an interactive map.
Curriculum Study Areas