Set across the backdrop of colourful Western Sydney, the Hardball TV series traverses the highs and lows of pre-teen life. Themes of family, multiculturalism, and resilience – along with ethical dilemmas, Jerry’s healthy respect for mathematics, and the problematic use of ICT by almost everyone – makes Hardball the perfect children’s series to explore the General Capabilities through.
The Hardball Teaching Toolkit outlines three learning tasks for each of the Australian Curriculum’s General Capabilities, all aimed at Years 3-6 students. All tasks also align with English content. While not an exhaustive list, these learning tasks serve to illustrate the many ways that this engaging series can be used in the primary classroom.
Watch the show here.