Social and Community Studies - Science and Technology (eSafety) unit - Identifying perspectives

Part of a set of resources created for a senior Social & Community studies class in Australia (QCAA syllabus). The other resources are also available in my store - lrigb4. Designed for use in 70 minute lessons.

This lesson is designed to help students prepare to write about specific case studies of people who have had their identity stolen. It revises key terms (viewpoint and perspective) and how this differs from bias. It also includes opportunities to practice identifying viewpoints in websites / news stories about identity theft / financial fraud.

What you get: A PowerPoint which I use to facilitate the lesson (I have a lot of visual learners). It goes through the structure for body 2 where students will have to utilise the skills they learn today. We revisit the cognitive verb ‘explain’ and the graphic organiser that we intend to use to retrieve information from the sources we find. Then there is a ‘we do’ activity where the class reads an article entitled ‘From catfish to romance fraud, how to avoid getting caught in any online scam’ together and fills in the graphic organiser. Then there is a ‘you do’ where students view a clip from 60 minutes and fill in the same graphic organiser. Afterwards, there are some post viewing discussion questions. Students are then introduced to the cognitive verbs 'compare’ and ‘contrast.’ For the remainder of the lesson, students use the internet to find example case studies.

NB: This resource also includes a handout which includes two articles that contain viewpoints about Identity Theft as well as some sentence starters which students can use when comparing and contrasting viewpoints (a skill they are required to demonstrate in their upcoming essay).

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Created: Nov 27, 2020

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