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The Lost Summer

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Key message

A role-playing game created by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

The Lost Summer is a digital role-playing game that builds digital intelligence skills and encourages online safety. Players experience a futuristic environment as five different characters, facing a variety of challenges.

Curriculum and syllabus links

English S3

  • ACELY1703 Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources
  • ACELY1709 Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions
  • ACELY1801 Analyse strategies authors use to influence readers
  • ACELA1517 Understand the uses of objective and subjective language and bias

Digital Technologies S3

  • ACTDIP022 Plan, create and communicate ideas and information, including collaboratively online, applying agreed ethical, social and technical protocols

Health and Physical Education S3

  • ACPPS051 Examine how identities are influenced by people and places
  • ACPPS053 Investigate community resources and ways to seek help about health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS054 Plan and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS055 Practise skills to establish and manage relationships
  • ACPPS056 Examine the influence of emotional responses on behaviour and relationships
  • ACPPS057 Recognise how media and important people in the community influence personal attitudes, beliefs, decisions and behaviours
  • ACPPS060 Identify how valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community

English S4

  • ACELY1713 Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts
  • ACELY1719 Identifying, discussing and interpreting ideas and concepts that other individuals and groups value
  • ACELY1721 Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose
  • ACELY1722 Identifying cause and effect in explanations and how these are used to convince an audience of a course of action and inferring the tone and emotional intent of a character in dialogue in a narrative
  • ACELY1723 Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources
  • ACELY1729 Analyse and explain how language has evolved over time and how technology and the media have influenced language use and forms of communication
  • ACELY1730 Interpret the stated and implied meanings in spoken texts, and use evidence to support or challenge different perspectives
  • ACELY1734 Use comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the author’s point of view
  • ACELT1807 Recognise and explain differing viewpoints about the world, cultures, individual people and concerns represented in texts

Digital Technologies S4

  • ACTDIP025 Acquire data from a range of sources and evaluate authenticity, accuracy and timeliness

Health and Physical Education S4

  • ACPPS071 Evaluate strategies to manage personal, physical and social changes that occur as they grow older
  • ACPPS072 Practise and apply strategies to seek help for themselves or others
  • ACPPS073 Investigate and select strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing
  • ACPPS074 Investigate the benefits of relationships and examine their impact on their own and others’ health and wellbeing
  • ACPPS075 Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity
  • ACPPS077 Plan and use health practices, behaviours and resources to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities
  • ACPPS079 Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity
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