Once the footage has been viewed a second time, explain to students that they will now write a journal or diary entry from the first person view point of a passenger, or onlooker, of the last tram ride in Perth. In order to do so, pose the following questions on the whiteboard:
Language variation and change
Understand that the pronunciation, spelling and meanings of words have histories and change over time
Show how ideas and points of view in texts are conveyed through the use of vocabulary, including idiomatic expressions, objective and subjective language, and that these can change according to context
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating
Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources.
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience
Reread and edit student's own and others’ work using agreed criteria for text structures and language features
Develop a handwriting style that is becoming legible, fluent and automatic
Interacting with others
Participate in and contribute to discussions, clarifying and interrogating ideas, developing and supporting arguments, sharing and evaluating information, experiences and opinions
Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings
Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience
Reread and edit students’ own and others’ work using agreed criteria and explaining editing choices
Develop a handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and varies according to audience and purpose
Literature and context
Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts
Use comprehension strategies to interpret, analyse and synthesise ideas and information, critiquing ideas and issues from a variety of textual sources
Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, selecting aspects of subject matter and particular language, visual, and audio features to convey information and ideas
Edit for meaning by removing repetition, refining ideas, reordering sentences and adding or substituting words for impact
Consolidate a personal handwriting style that is legible, fluent and automatic and supports writing for extended periods
Chronology, terms and concepts
Use historical terms and concepts
Explanation and communication
Develop texts, particularly narratives and descriptions, which incorporate source materials
Perspectives and Interpretations
Identify points of view in the past and present
Develop texts, particularly descriptions and explanations that use evidence from a range of sources that are acknowledged
This lesson helps students understand that resources are shaped by their physical, cultural and social environment to meet the needs of the community as they change.
Students will be transported back in time through this activity to 1958 to witness the last tram ride in Perth. The occassion marked a significant shift in the way people travelled in Perth as it coincided with the advent of mass produced cars increasing their affordability and thus accessibility. Students will write a diary entry from one of the passengers or on looker’s point of view and in doing so will be encouraged to share in the emotions and feelings that accompanied this historic moment.
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