I’m starting a magazine unit with my Year 8 students next week so I have been scouring the internet for ideas and resources. I came across this website that lets you create your own magazine cover. I can’t wait to use it with my class!
Last week I was teaching my seniors students about the Vietnam War and its impacts on Australian society. We were focusing on conscription so I decided to conscript half my students into the Vietnam War using the birthday ballot system (if your birthdate was drawn then you were conscripted). After this we had a debate, the students whose numbers were picked were against the Vietnam War and the ones who weren’t were for it.
I then gave each side various sources that they could use to support their arguments along with a debate graphic organizer. The students were so engaged throughout this activity. It was one of those lessons that just went perfectly to plan.