Activity Introduction

How can you use persuasive techniques to help empower women and girls? In this activity you will think about some of the challenges that women and girls currently face and brainstorm potential solutions to these challenges. You will then explore Monroe’s Motivational Sequence and find out a video text utilises this sequence. You will then be guided to use this sequence to create your own text about empowering women and girls.

Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support; others will be able to complete it independently.

Ideal for: Upper Secondary

Themes: 

  • investigate 
  • think and connect 

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: 

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

2040 – Making Persuasive Speeches – English – Years 9 & 10

Resources Required

  • Device with internet connection
  • Paper or workbook
  • Pen or pencil

 

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Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Persuasive Speeches For Empowering Women And Girls - Activity Instructions

How can you use persuasive techniques to help empower women and girls? In this activity you will think about some of the challenges that women and girls currently face and brainstorm potential solutions to these challenges. You will then explore Monroe’s Motivational Sequence and find out a video text utilises this sequence. You will then be guided to use this sequence to create your own text about empowering women and girls.

Part A: Identifying Challenges And Generating Solutions

In this activity you will use a model for structuring a persuasive speech about a solution to empower women and girls and help to address climate change. The first step is to refine your topic by exploring two challenges that girls and women around the world currently face: 

  1. Lack of access to education 
  2. Family planning

Step 1. Begin by brainstorming some of the reasons why girls or women may lack access to education and fam

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