Subjects: English, Creativity
Year level: Years 9 & 10
Topics: Social Issues, Creative Writing
Teaching time: 80 minutes
Quick summary: In this lesson, students consider how time is meaningful and precious. They link organ and tissue donation to the concept of giving more time to others. Using creative texts as inspiration, they practise writing their own creative or persuasive text about time.
This lesson has been created in partnership with DonateLife to get young Australians talking about organ and tissue donation.
Organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year. But did you know that only 2% of people who die in hospitals each year can be considered for organ donation? One organ donor can save the lives of up to seven people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 English:
- Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635)
Year 10 English:
- Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)
Syllabus outcomes: EN5-7D
General capabilities: Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Personal and Social Capability
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 9 English achievement standards: 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 English 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.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work DonateLife: Exploring Organ and Tissue Donation – Years 9 & 10.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – support students to engage in extended writing.
- A device capable of creating audiovisual recordings, such as an iPad or camera
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.