Curriculum links: Year 7 - ACELY1726 Year 9 – ACELT1771

Resources you will need

Lesson structure

  1. Provide copies of the three factsheets to each student.  
  2. Put up on the screen the Lesson 5 Persuasive Writing PowerPoint slides. These slides contain the stimulus options.
  3. Distribute the Persuasive Writing Prompts.  
  4. Ask them to use the information in the fact sheets to create a persuasive response either for or against the following statements in the Persuasive Writing Prompts: 
    • Non-human animals should count as ‘persons’ under the law, not just as ‘things’.  
    • It is acceptable to keep dolphins in captivity for the purpose of educating and entertaining people. 
    • Housing chickens permanently indoors is not acceptable.
    • Exporting animals on long distance journeys, by ship (such as live export) or other modes of transport, should be banned. 
    • If animals can't talk, we don't have an obligation to listen.
    • Factory farming is cruel to animals. 


They may find it useful to consult further resources (including videos) for each topic