Developed in partnership with the film Dying To Live, this English 7–10 unit has has been designed to assist students in understanding a current social issue and to teach students the importance of language when exploring personal experience. Students are given opportunities to develop the important literacy skills of analysing and creating persu... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Dying To Live: Tuning In To Organ And Tissue Donation – English – Years 7 & 8
    Dying To Live: Tuning In To Organ And Tissue Donation – English – Years 7 & 8
  2. Dying to Live: Tuning In To Organ And Tissue Donation – English – Years 9 & 10
    Dying to Live: Tuning In To Organ And Tissue Donation – English – Years 9 & 10

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Dying To Live: What is Rhetoric? – English – Years 7 & 8
    Dying To Live: What is Rhetoric? – English – Years 7 & 8
  2. Dying To Live: Using Rhetoric To Change Minds – English – Years 7 & 8
    Dying To Live: Using Rhetoric To Change Minds – English – Years 7 & 8
  3. Dying To Live: How Stories Change Minds – English – Years 9 & 10
    Dying To Live: How Stories Change Minds – English – Years 9 & 10
  4. Dying to Live: Writing Stories To Changes Minds – English – Years 9 & 10
    Dying to Live: Writing Stories To Changes Minds – English – Years 9 & 10