• What makes a book a good read?
• Can people use their voices to bring about positive
• How can I shape the way the world sees me?
• How can we raise awareness In our local community
about a charity or cause we feel passionately about?
• Can Cyborgs Write Poetry?
• Can stories help young people in the 21st century
• What makes an individual powerful?
• Why do emos write poetry?
• How can we make a film for an online community to
change people's view on individuals and authority?
• Anthology of short stories published as an eBook and
• Book trailers shown in assembly and uploaded to YouTube
• Promotional posters, a documentary, a short film, a blog, a
website for a social media campaign to raise awareness for
• Own cyborg poem transformed into YouTube video
• Promotional material for theatre
• Short films
• iTunes podcasts
• Collection of protest poems published online: "Poems for
the Silenced." Selected poems published in OzTeacher
• Exhibition of ideas for local community
(p.184 English K-10 Syllabus)
The Australian Curriculum: English assists students to develop the
skills necessary to investigate, analyse and communicate ideas
and information related to sustainability, and to advocate,
generate and evaluate actions for sustainable futures.
The personal and social capability involves students in a range of
practices including recognising and regulating emotions,
developing empathy for and understanding of others,
establishing positive relationships, making responsible
decisions, working effectively in teams and handling challenging
What is your project’s Driving
Which KLA are appropriate?
Which year group is suitable?
What will be your Hook?
What will students create?
Who will be their audience?
What will they ‘need to know’ to
succeed? (content & skills)
Who will be the project ‘rock
• Share a rough outline of your
project on paper
• Check out the rough plans for
• Give star/star/wish feedback on at
least TWO projects
• Refine your project based on
the feedback you received.
• Evaluate your project using the
• Design an awesome ‘project
outline’ using the D.C.S.!
• Pitch your project sketch
to the group with a 2 min
• Applaud your peers!
Facilitator: Responsible for getting the group started,
keeping it on task, and involving all members.
Timekeeper: Responsible for keeping group on task and
on time (particularly with in-class activities).
Reality checker: Responsible for noting group decisions
and whether they are realistic.
Devil’s advocate: Responsible for pointing out alternate
viewpoints and asking tough questions.
Creative genius: Responsible for creating a visually
appealing project outline and contributing outlandishly
Presenter(s): Responsible for pitching final project to
the other groups.