Quick summary: In this lesson, students will learn authentic ways to face challenging issues with hope. Students will consider the progress that has been made in issues affecting women in STEMM, using clips from the documentary feature film, The Leadership as inspiration. In reflecting upon these clips and their prior knowledge, students will explore what makes them feel hopeful. Students will then develop skills in using positive visualisation as a persuasive skill.
It is highly recommended that this lesson is conducted after students have completed The Leadership: Viewing And Responding To The Film – English – Year 10. Please be mindful that this lesson handles difficult topics and may impact different students in different ways. Please ensure students have access to confidential support if they need it.
The Leadership is rated M for mature audiences and contains coarse language and themes of sexual harassment and abuse. Consider whether viewing this film or clips is appropriate for your students.
- Students understand the difference between ‘hope’ and ‘optimism’
- Students understand the different strategies being considered to improve gender equality in STEMM
- Students can use visualisation as a persuasive strategy.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 10 English:
- Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements to influence a course of action (ACELY1751)
Syllabus outcomes: EN5-2A
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students create a wide range of texts to articulate complex ideas. They make presentations and contribute actively to class and group discussions, building on others’ ideas, solving problems, justifying opinions and developing and expanding arguments.
Topic: Learning Through Film, Social Issues
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work The Leadership – English – Year 10.
Time required: 80 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – students may need support to create their visualisations.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Handling Sensitive Topics And Issues Factsheet
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Women in STEM Decadel Plan.
Keywords: hope, curriculum, analysis, multimedia, text analysis, women in STEMM, STEM
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