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"The Best Team Ever", School Journal, level 2, August 2017

21 August 2017

First page of the play showing the characters

This play follows six students grouped together to make a wearable arts costume.

The students are forced to improvise after their original idea doesn't go as planned.

You can find the article on Literacy Online: "The Best Team Ever", School Journal, level 2, August 2017.

Other useful resources

This news article provides information about a wearable art costume made by students from Queen Margaret College:

Students could explore the materials collected in the play, those used in the Passchendaele-inspired dress and other wearable art costumes available to the class.

Discussion questions

These could include:

  • What are the names of materials used in the wearable art costumes?
  • What are the performance properties of the materials – for example texture, colour, stretch?
  • How have they manipulated (shaped, joined, sewn, glued) the materials to make the costumes? How could the students manipulate the materials they collected in the play to make a costume?

Indicators of progression for discussion starters

Component Indicator Level
Technological products
  • identify materials that technological products are made from
  • identify performance properties of common materials
  • identify how the materials have been manipulated to make the product
Technological products
  • describe the performance properties of a range of materials and use these to suggest things the materials could be used for
  • describe feasible ways of manipulating a range of materials
  • suggest why the materials used in particular technological products were selected

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