It’s People Like Us is a documentary film created as part of the Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Towards Zero road safety strategy. It explores society’s relationship with mobile phones - especially the use of them while driving - and the responsibility that we all have to keep ourselves and each other safe on the roads.   Throug... 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. Tuning In – Viewing Documentary Texts – Secondary English
    Tuning In – Viewing Documentary Texts – Secondary English
  2. Tuning In – Me and My Phone – Secondary English
    Tuning In – Me and My Phone – Secondary English

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. Understanding Contention – Secondary English
    Understanding Contention – Secondary English
  2. Using Ethos to Persuade – Secondary English
    Using Ethos to Persuade – Secondary English
  3. Using Logos to Persuade – Secondary English
    Using Logos to Persuade – Secondary English
  4. Using Pathos to Persuade – Secondary English
    Using Pathos to Persuade – Secondary English

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Social Action – Educating the Community – Secondary
    Social Action – Educating the Community – Secondary

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Assessment – Socratic Seminar Class Discussion – Secondary English
    Assessment – Socratic Seminar Class Discussion – Secondary English
  2. Assessment – Using Language to Persuade – Secondary English
    Assessment – Using Language to Persuade – Secondary English