Scripting Dramedy

'The Family Law' was the first show on Australian television about an Asian-Australian family. Source: SBS

This teacher resource is inspired by SBS drama series The Family Law. The series is a pertinent text for the study of modern Australian culture, narratives and families. The resource includes:

  • Clips from and about The Family Law selected specifically for classroom study; 
  • Discussion and reflection questions; 
  • Practical activities for English and The Arts (Drama and Media Arts);
  • Activities to explore script writing; 
  • Interviews and guidelines from celebrated author and show creator, Benjamin Law. 

Australian Curriculum

Cross-curriculum Priorities
Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia

English
Year 9: ACELT1638,ACELA1556ACELY1746, ACELY1748, ACELA1553, ACELT1638, ACELA1770, ACELA1560, ACELT1634, ACELY1742
Year 10: ACELA1564, ACELA1571, ACELY1756, ACELA1572, ACELY1749, ACELT1639, ACELY1750, ACELT1815, ACELY1776, ACELY1757

Drama (The Arts)
Years 7 - 10: ACADRM049ACADRM047ACADRM050ACADRM051ACADRM048

Media Arts (The Arts)
Year 9 & 10: ACAMAM074ACAMAR078ACAMAM073ACAMAM076ACAMAM075