Duration and pathways: Using this unit in the classroom
While each learning sequence can be used independently, the learning sequences also combine to form a comprehensive area of study that can take place over a 12-week period.
Different approaches to assessment are suggested within the learning sequences. These include peer assessment, self-assessment and teacher assessment.
The textual experiences in the learning sequences can also be combined to build towards a summative assessment task in Sequence 9, equipping students with the requisite skills for the multi-genre research task. The flexibility of the learning materials can be seen in different sequence combinations such as:
- reflecting on the use and effects of imagery associated with children in representing attitudes to protest by combining activities from Sequences 1, 7 and 8
- exploring citizen journalism in Sequences 1, 6 and 12
- studying protest poetry as a genre in Sequences 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7
- studies in satire in Sequences 3, 6 and 10.