Context PPT Remember the Titans - Race in the 1990s

Context PPT Remember the Titans - Race in the 1990s

I used this PPT to structure class discussions and activities on the social and historical context of the film 'Remember the Titans.' It provides positive examples of progress towards racial equality (in blue) and negative examples of significant racism (in red). I've included some quotes from analysts in 1992 and 1997 to give context to the various perspectives on racial tensions that existed at the time. There is also a short bio on Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote the script. There are questions and short activities included on the slides and some links to websites for further research. Students were pretty engaged with this and it served well as a revision resource leading into exams. We were studying the film for a context and values unit and I was pleased with the outcome, and hope you find it helpful too!
elijean
Romeo and Juliet Character Alliances Class Activity Worksheet

Romeo and Juliet Character Alliances Class Activity Worksheet

This is used with my year 9 and 10 students. It is a focus on alliances in the Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Students need to work out the alliances in the play and how they contribute to the conflicts in the play. There is an activity overview, an empty table and a sample table with examples that could be used as a teacher cheat sheet to spark discussion in support of student group work.
elijean
Introduction to AOS: Discovery Resource

Introduction to AOS: Discovery Resource

This is an introduction to the Area of Study: Discovery for use by students, tutors, parents and teachers. It includes activities (you will need to have a printed copy of the rubric, which is available for free on the BOSTES site) and a list of 20 sample related texts that students can consider. I have tried to come up with some variety with this list and to include some unique examples that will surprise markers and help students' essays to stand out from the crowd. I have included a page of tips from tutors and students I have worked with over the years of how to survive the HSC year, as this resource is usually used in small tutoring workshop settings where that sort of discussion is encouraged. I have not included page numbers in this 7-page resources to make it easier for classroom teachers to cut this page out should they wish to. I have used this successfully in individual and group lessons as an initial introduction to the Area of Study. Duration: 1 hour.
elijean
Intro to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the Covenantal Relationship

Intro to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and the Covenantal Relationship

This is an introductory resource for Studies of Religion students who are beginning to look at Judaism. It is not easy, however, but is better as a guide. This was developed based on common questions that arose in class discussions with year 11 students, and so may at times go further into certain points than might be necessary, but I found that it helped students to look to the text and learn how to read more critically than they otherwise might. I found students gained interest and confidence from this approach. This includes a lot of information, annotation of texts, questions and activities. It can be used as a class resource, homework resource, or a combination of both.
elijean
Report comments for teachers

Report comments for teachers

This resource provides 30 sample suggestions to help you complete reports quickly and with less stress. I have included 5 complete sample report comments for fictional students from these comments to illustrate how easy it is to combine points into a coherent and high quality report comment for your students. Report season can be incredibly difficult, especially for recently graduated teachers. You have a million demands on your time, and no extra time to complete those pesky reports. While I believe it is important to provide meaningful feedback, I believe that many of the comments I've selected for this resource are valuable to students in a range of scenarios. Moreover, these comments are written in a way that encourages adaption, and it is very simple to include mention of specific tasks, etc. in order to make them even more meaningful. They can be adapted and reused for students in a variety of year groups. I have used some of these as the basis for report comments for students in years 7-10.
elijean
HSC Discovery analysis activity for Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall'

HSC Discovery analysis activity for Robert Frost's 'Mending Wall'

This analysis is designed to help students to come to an understanding about how 'Mending Wall' relates to the HSC Area of Study concept 'Discovery.' It includes explanations of specific quotes/techniques and sample analysis statements (i.e. how you would write about these points in an essay). A valuable resource in helping you to push your work over the line into a higher band range for your essay responses.
elijean
The Dark Ages - Barbarian invasions intro worksheet

The Dark Ages - Barbarian invasions intro worksheet

This is a six page resource designed for classroom use (or use by homeschooling parents or tutors). It is beneficial as an introduction to the beginning of the Middle Ages but would be best paired with extracts from the History Channel documentary on the Dark Ages (available on YouTube as a complete documentary and also in shorter extracts). A PowerPoint presentation/keynote/etc. adding to this could also be beneficial. This resource includes a list of key terms and a guided (or independent) reading activity about the barbarian invasions and the fall of Rome. It briefly looks at the reasons for the invasions and the impact the fall of the Western Roman Empire had on everyday life in the Middle Ages. There are a mixture of questions, including a higher order question that requires students to explain their views on whether this time period should be considered a 'dark' age. There is also a map activity and a variety of questions to help students to develop and demonstrate student understanding. Students should have access to the internet or relevant history text books for two activities in this bundle. This is aimed at students in years 6- 8, though it could be adapted to suit a variety of age levels.
elijean
Aboriginal Spirituality article analysis activity

Aboriginal Spirituality article analysis activity

** To avoid repeat purchases, please note that this resource is also available via the sellfy store learningandwriting, through the www.learningandwriting.com blog and through TeachersPayTeachers (Elissa Miller).** This is an activity that can be used as an independent learning lesson for a casual or as a homework task for grades 11 & 12. It focuses on Australian Aboriginal spirituality and aims to lead students to a deeper understanding of the diversity of the Dreaming. It was created as a challenging homework task for gifted and talented students undertaking Studies of Religion at the NSW preliminary level in Australia. It would be suitable for older students studying Aboriginal spirituality and Aboriginal culture, or Social Studies students exploring diverse religions and cultures. Detailed answer sheet included.
elijean
Wilfred Owen's Mental Cases Source analysis activity

Wilfred Owen's Mental Cases Source analysis activity

This is an activity that focuses on a detailed examination of Wilfred Owen's poem 'Mental Cases' in order to support students in developing a detailed understanding of the psychological impact of wartime experiences of soldiers in WWI. This could take half a lesson, or even a whole lesson with some references to other sources, such as images of propaganda from the time and information about social shaming of men who didn't join up for war.You could compare it with another source or several sources from the time, such as letters, diary entries or other poems for a broader representation.
elijean
Scaffolded analysis of Robert Frost's 'Fire and Ice'

Scaffolded analysis of Robert Frost's 'Fire and Ice'

This is a scaffolded analysis activity designed to support students in analysing Robert Frost's poem 'Fire and Ice.' It is particularly suited to the NSW HSC Area of Study: Discovery. This scaffolded analysis also supports students in developing their essay writing skills and would be useful to anyone studying this particular poem.
elijean