Geography – Liveability – Year 7

Draw up a table or use a spreadsheet on your computer to collect at least five sets of information to compare the top 10 and the bottom 10 in the liveable cities list.

Explain your findings.



Little Lunch – Things to do to

Stage Purpose Frame Props Script


Who is your main character and how do we get to know them?

Background – where?

Close up

Wide shot


Something happens

How did it all start?

3 How does it become a tricky situation?
4 The Climax – What is the turning point of your story?
5 The End – Do things sort themselves out or does it just end in a big mess?


Little Lunch – Characteristics: notes from Episode 24


build suspense


action –

  • facial expressions
  • talk
  • dialogue
  • monlogue
  • walk
  • emphasised
  • hand movements



  • muesli bar
  • basketball
  • handball
  • handcuffs
  • cheese stick
  • chalk


normal school yard behaviour in background

“No Chill” -all emotion and …


Melanie – emotional & upset about where she had come from…

Batty was daydreaming: “gentle, creative daydreamer”

Atticus: “sweet,nerdy and always hungry”

Debra-Jo: “smart, ambitious,organised”

Melanie: “stubborn, courageous and a bit shy”

Rory: “naughty,distracted and very likeable”

Characters + key words



  • playground
  • brick buildings
  • toilets
  • library
  • classroom
  • office
  • tree (monologue)

abstract setting and props eg, handcuffs


twins leave school mysteriously

short trivial stories

Max  and Elsa went to dentist

Problem + explanation + solution through Debra-Jo’s  telling of the story to Melanie

One liners that fit in with detective story:”Take this to the lab.”

“Why won’t you talk?” “What are you hiding?”



It’s obvious that they didn’t kill each other, although suspense develops. (It’s obvious because the audience is ‘Kids’.)



sound effects

  • clapping
  • bell

background activity – play


Introduced problem

Mystery builds

Twist at end


1st person

3rd person

Police show one liners



Mining for Stories – Thanks to Sybila

Mining for Stories

Which of these will you choose to answer in your Digital Story?

“I don’t have any interesting stories, nothing has happened to me.”
This is often the initial response people have when faced with the task of storytelling. Here’s a secret: everyone has stories. Human beings inherently have stories about their lives. The problem is sifting through the thousands of memories to find a story we value, and hope others value. Here is a list developed by Christina Baldwin in her book Storycatcher that has been adapted and will help in your search.
1. Describe one of your earliest memories. Who is with you? Is this an actual memory you have, or was it told to you?

2. Think of your grandparents. What is your relationship with any one of them? How involved were they in raising you? Affecting you? Influencing you?

3. Where do you come from? What is the landscape? Who are the people? Is there a person, or memory you have that captures the place?

4. Choose a family heirloom or artefact that has a history. What does it mean to your family? What is its history? Why is it valued by your family? Who has it now?

5. What do you know about the origins of your family? What was life like for older family members when they were your age?

6. Life is full of mysteries. Pick a mystery that you are curious about can you imagine a story that explains that mystery?

7. Is there a family story that you are responsible for passing on?

8. What was a typical family dinner like when you were growing up? Can you share some special family meals or ways in which your family celebrate?

9. Describe a world event that changed your thinking. What were you doing when it happened? How did you view the world differently?

10. If you had to make a time capsule of yourself, what would you include? How do you want to be remembered?

11. Where do you go when you are afraid? Did you have a special place you went to when you were scared? Angry? Lonely?

12. Describe a lesson you learned the hard way. How did this lesson affect you?

13. Describe a sacrifice you made. How did it change you? Was it worth it? Would you make the same sacrifice again if you had the chance to do it again?

14. Where were you at age___? How are you different now?

15. Do you know your birth story? Who told you? Do you have artefacts from around the time you were born?

16. Do you have memories about pivotal choices you have made in your life?

17. Describe an accomplishment that gave you great pride.

18. Think of a decision that one of your family members made that you are grateful for. Why are you grateful?