Dying To Live – The Power of Storytelling

Dying To Live – The Power of Storytelling

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • English
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Social Action
  • ...

Developed in partnership with the film Dying To Live, this English 7–10 unit has has been designed to assist students in understanding a current social issue and to teach students the importance of language when exploring personal experience.

This unit explores the topic of organ and tissue donation and transplantation through various activities that focus on the power of storytelling in advocacy. Students will watch clips from the documentary film Dying to Live, conduct independent research, participate in group discussions, and apply their knowledge to plan and organize an awareness-raising event and to write and publish their own stories to change people's minds about the topic. Through these activities, students will develop a deeper understanding of organ and tissue donation and transplantation and the importance of storytelling in advocacy.

Cool Australia, Aquarius Productions and Intrinsic Story would like to acknowledge the generous contributions of GoodPitch² Australia, Shark Island Institute, and Documentary Australia Foundation in the development of these teaching resources.

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