In this lesson, students will be immersed in different stakeholder perspectives of a coward punch to examine how each voice and experience is captured and represented in a text. Working in groups, students will plan a narrative with multiple narrators, each crafting a different viewpoint to combine into a whole.
- understand the different perspectives and experiences of those impacted by a coward punch
- understand how narrative structure can be used to craft a short story
- develop confidence in editing and refining peer writing.
- watch and analyse different perspectives on an issue
- take one perspective on an issue and craft a narrative point of view
- work in groups to craft a narrative response to a prompt
- edit and provide feedback to peers.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 English:
- Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1633)
- Explore and reflect on personal understanding of the world and significant human experience gained from interpreting various representations of life matters in texts (ACELT1635)
- Create literary texts, including hybrid texts, that innovate on aspects of other texts, for example by using parody, allusion and appropriation (ACELT1773)
Year 10 English:
- Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639)
- Evaluate the social, moral and ethical positions represented in texts (ACELT1812)
- Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structures and features for a specific purpose and intended audience (ACELT1815)
- Create imaginative texts that make relevant thematic and intertextual connections with other texts (ACELT1644)
Syllabus outcomes: EN5-3B, EN5-6C, EN5-7D, EN5-8D
General capabilities: Literacy
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards:
Students evaluate and integrate ideas and information from texts to form their own interpretations. Students create texts that respond to issues, interpreting and integrating ideas from other texts. They edit for effect, selecting vocabulary and grammar that contribute to the precision and persuasiveness of texts and using accurate spelling and punctuation.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards:
Students create a wide range of texts to articulate complex ideas. They demonstrate understanding of grammar, vary vocabulary choices for impact, and accurately use spelling and punctuation when creating and editing texts.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: English – Years 7 to 10
Time required: 120+ mins
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teachers required to facilitate activities and circulate to prompt thinking
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
These resources have been designed in partnership with Danny Green's STOP the Coward's Punch campaign.
Danny Green’s STOP the Coward Punch campaign was started in 2012 with the aim of raising awareness of the devastating effects of the coward punch on the community, including the physical and mental scars survivors, families and friends are left with for life.
STOP the Coward Punch believes in the right of all people to enjoy themselves, safely and free from violence. With support from entertainers, athletes, community leaders, politicians and everyday Australians, the campaign aims to raise awareness of the simple precautions we – as a community and as individuals – can take to ensure safe and enjoyable outings and, ultimately, reduce the number of coward punch occurrences in our communities.