Coward Punch - Viewpoints On Violence

Coward Punch - Viewpoints On Violence

Lesson 1 of 8 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • English
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health
  • Social Action
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this lesson, students will develop their viewpoints on violence through the use of judgement lines, an excerpt analysis, and a logo analysis to build their understanding of how significant the act of punching another person can be.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • reflect on their own perspectives on violence
  • identify different viewpoints on violence in written and visual texts
  • understand the impacts of physical violence, including coward punches, on the individual and society.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • justify their perspectives on violence
  • identify viewpoints on violence in a written text
  • analyse a visual text for meaning.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 7 English:

  • Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1619)

Syllabus outcomes: EN4-8D

General capabilities: Literacy

Relevant parts of Year 7 achievement standards: 
Students demonstrate understanding of how the choice of language features, images and vocabulary affects meaning. Students listen for and explain different perspectives in texts.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: English – Years 7 to 10

Time required: 60 mins

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – the teacher needs to organise pairs and groups and facilitate class discussion

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Empathy
  • Ethical understanding

Additional info

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.

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