2 Week Differentiated Unit

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2 Week Differentiated Unit

  1. 1. 2 week differentiated unit Stage 5 History Australia IN WWI3 x 45 minute lessons per week<br />- Why Australia entered WWI – British empire, national identity<br />- How volunteer soldiers were recruited – mateship, obligation, adventure<br />- The use of propaganda in recruitment – recruitment posters as historical sources<br />- 3 layered lessons: Gather information, apply information, critical evaluation<br />
  2. 2. 5.9 uses historical terms and concepts in appropriate contexts – 2 lessons<br />- Australian colloquial language<br />- Key historical terms/concepts<br />Layer A: Identify and learn the meaning of key historical terms and concepts<br />Layer B: Use key historical terms in written and verbal response<br />Layer C : Synthesise a clear argument in oral discussion or written responses<br />
  3. 3. 5.4 sequences major historical events to show an understanding of continuity, change and causation – 2 lessons<br />High casualties<br />Obligations to the empire<br />Post- federation Australia<br />Censorship <br />Layer A: Identity the reasons for recruiting soldiers<br />Layer B: Evaluate the legitimacy of the reasons<br />Layer C: de-constructing the ‘big picture’ of forging a national identity<br />
  4. 4. 5.5 identifies, comprehends and evaluates historical sources – 2 lessons<br />Propaganda posters<br />Accounts from soldiers at the battlefields<br />Layer A: Define propaganda and why it is used<br />Layer B: Discuss the emotions provoked via propaganda poster (sources provided)<br />Layer C : Evaluate the effectiveness of propaganda posters, and the legitimacy of the messages they convey<br />
  5. 5. Activities/assignments<br />Source-based comprehension – written responses + verbal discussion<br />Written empathy task – demonstrating learned knowledge via creative writing<br />Propaganda poster task – Identify the message, evaluate its effectiveness. <br />Group learning – collaborative learning <br />Peer marking<br />Collaborative note-making<br />
  6. 6. Ensuring accountability<br />Student contracts<br />Informal oral questioning/discussion<br />In-class short-answer written responses<br />Collaborative note-making<br />Formal assignment<br />Monitoring of classroom behaviour/engagement<br />Peer feedback/marking<br />
  7. 7. Sample class assignment (short written responses)<br />Layer A (Total 10 marks):<br />What is the message conveyed in this poster?<br />Layer B (Total 5 marks):<br />How does the poster attempt to persuade the viewer?<br />Layer C (Total 5 marks):<br />How effective do you think this poster is?<br />
  8. 8. Student contract<br />Layer A : 20 marks<br />Attendance<br />Behaviour<br />Note-making<br />Short-answer written responses<br />Layer B : 15 marks<br />Participation in class discussion<br />Source analysis<br />Extended written responses<br />Layer C : 10 marks<br />Demonstration of additional research<br />Advanced questioning<br />

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