Quick summary: Students analyse and explain how texts are specifically and deliberately structured to persuade audiences when it comes to authoritative and reassuring messages about renewable energy and fossil fuels.
Year Level: 7
Topics: Climate Change, Sustainability.
Teaching Time: 60 minutes.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Climate Change Solutions.
Cool would like to thank the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation for generously supporting the development of these lessons.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Content descriptions: Year 7 English
- Analyse and explain the ways text structures and language features shape meaning and vary according to audience and purpose (ACELY1721)
Relevant parts of the Year 7 English achievement standards: Students understand how text structures can influence the complexity of a text and are dependent on audience, purpose and context.
Syllabus outcomes: EN4-3B
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – Lead discussions with students, and support them in independent work.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Art Supplies – coloured pencils and textas, white paper A3 size
- Cool’s Guide to being Persuasive – one copy per student (optional)
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet
- Powerpoint Presentation
Related Professional Development: If you’re interested in learning more about how to approach challenging topics around climate change and sustainability in your classroom through a Hope and Optimism lens, consider our PD course.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.