Year 9 | Moreton Bay Boys' College

Task 1: Street to Studio


Working through the DESIGN PROCESS of Researching, Developing, Resolving and Reflecting the students were asked to create a Skateboard deck that was to communicate an aspect of urban arts. 

For this unit of inquiry the students were asked to consider whether the urban environment forms a subculture, or if a subculture forms the urban environment. Their response to this came in the form of classroom discussions after exploring subcultures. 

A subculture is a cultural subgroup. They are considered 'opposite from the mainstream culture because of their unique trends. Subcultures are judged by what they look like, what they wear, where they live, their ethnic background and religion. Subcultures have distinctive styles of dress, activity and music. They form when the mainstream culture fails to meet the needs of a specific group of people.

Task 2: My Urban Landscape

Unit 2: Design Technology


Through the Global Context; Scientific and Technical Innovation, students explored using a range of hand tools, soldering circuits, workshop machines, plastic forming machines and CADCAM Machining techniques to produce a functional speaker for a client of their choice.