Quick summary: In this lesson, students will be immersed in different stakeholder perspectives of a coward punch to examine how each voice and experience is captured and represented in a text. Working in groups, students will plan a narrative with multiple narrators, each crafting a different viewpoint to combine into a whole.
The STOP the Coward Punch education package aims to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch on our community. This education package was developed by a team of experts, including a youth worker, education specialist and specialist teachers and references the latest research and laws on coward punches.
- Students will understand the different perspectives and experiences of those impacted by a coward punch
- Students will understand how narrative structure can be used to craft a short story
- Students will develop confidence in editing and refining peer writing.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 English:
- Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1633)
- Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635)
- Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation (ACELT1773)
Year 10 English:
- Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639)
- Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)
- Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structures and features for a specific purpose and intended audience (ACELT1815)
- Create imaginative texts that make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts (ACELT1644)
Syllabus outcomes: EN5-3B, EN5-6C, EN5-7D, EN5-8D
General capabilities: Literacy
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards:
Students evaluate and integrate ideas and information from texts to form their own interpretations. Students create texts that respond to issues, interpreting and integrating ideas from other texts. They edit for effect, selecting vocabulary and grammar that contribute to the precision and persuasiveness of texts and using accurate spelling and punctuation.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards:
Students create a wide range of texts to articulate complex ideas. They demonstrate understanding of grammar, vary vocabulary choices for impact, and accurately use spelling and punctuation when creating and editing texts.
Topic: Social Issues
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: English – Years 7 to 10.
Time required: 120+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teachers required to facilitate activities and circulate to prompt thinking.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related professional development: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours
Keywords: coward punch, stakeholder, victim, perpetrator, narrative writing, empathy, peer editing
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.