Quick summary: This lesson supports students to apply what they have learnt throughout the Stories of Chasing Asylum unit. They can select an assessment task from the options and plan and complete the task with teacher and peer support to demonstrate and apply their knowledge and understanding.
Chasing Asylum exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies through the personal accounts of people seeking asylum and whistleblowers who tried to work within the system. To watch the documentary, stream it on Kanopy and Clickview or purchase the DVD at the ATOM Education Shop.
- Students will demonstrate the knowledge and understanding they have gained throughout the Stories of Chasing Asylum unit.
21st Century Skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
The assessment items below, if completed as written, are aligned to the following elements of the Australian Curriculum Year 10 English content descriptors:
Year 10 English
- Understand how language use can have inclusive and exclusive social effects, and can empower or disempower people (ACELA1564)
- Understand how paragraphs and images can be arranged for different purposes, audiences, perspectives and stylistic effects (ACELA1567)
- Analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of sentence and clause structures as authors design and craft texts (ACELA1569)
- Evaluate the impact on audiences of different choices in the representation of still and moving images (ACELA1572)
- Refine vocabulary choices to discriminate between shades of meaning, with deliberate attention to the effect on audiences (ACELA1571)
- Reflect on, extend, endorse or refute others’ interpretations of and responses to literature (ACELT1640)
- Create literary texts that reflect an emerging sense of personal style and evaluate the effectiveness of these texts (ACELT1814)
- 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)
- Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices (ACELY1749)
- Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756)
- Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects (ACELY1757)
- Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user (ACELY1776)
General capabilities: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding.
Topic: Social Issues.
Unit of work: Stories of Chasing Asylum
Time required: Teacher discretion (this assessment could be completed in a few lessons or over a couple of weeks).
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Device capable of presenting a website to the class. Brace Map. Options for assessment: Assessment Task – Option 1 – Persuasive Speech, Assessment Task – Option 2 – Biographical Piece, Assessment Task – Option 3 – Narrative (short story), Editable Assessment Task Sheet.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Keywords: Chasing Asylum, assessment, text creation, literature, literacy, language.
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