2040 - Understanding Persuasion

2040 - Understanding Persuasion

Lesson 1 of 6 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • English
  • Persuasive writing
  • Text Analysis
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Lesson summary

In this lesson, students will be immersed in, and connect with, the documentary film 2040, focusing on how persuasion is an important aspect of starting a movement or action towards something new. To get others to join a new cause, they first need to be persuaded.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • examine how persuasive devices can be used to express a point of view and influence an audience
  • explore how futuristic thinking can assist in imagining solutions to current environmental problems
  • practice applying persuasive devices to promote their visions for the future and learn how to give constructive feedback

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify persuasive techniques used in the film
  • analyse the effectiveness of persuasive techniques for their intended purpose
  • plan and create works using different persuasive techniques with the same intended message as the original
  • create futuristic texts based on stimulus material

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2040 is an innovative feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important NOW! Director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 

In Australia: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.

In New Zealand: Order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD. The Schools Version includes an educational license and is for New Zealand primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community.

If you are teaching in either New Zealand or Australia, you can now organise a virtual screening of the film for your class. To enquire about this option, simply email schools@whatsyour2040.com and the 2040 team will help you set this up! If you have already bought a DVD of the film and you have a ClickView account, you can email the team for permission to upload the film to your account to make it more easily accessible for your teachers and students.

Cool Australia, GoodThing Productions and Regen Pictures would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of Good Pitch AustraliaShark Island InstituteDocumentary Australia FoundationThe Caledonia Foundation and our philanthropic partners in the development of these teaching resources.

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