Lesson Plan - Legal Personhood - English, Yr 9

Category Lesson plan
Subjects & Topics "English / Fiction", "English", "English / Creative writing", "Citizenship / Rules, laws and justice", "Philosophy and ethics / Moral philosophy", "Philosophy and ethics / Philosophical problems", "Understanding the world / Animals", "Citizenship / Rights and responsibilities"
Year Levels Year 9
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Seeing the World Through Their Eyes - Animals' Viewpoints in our Lives

The learning sequence for this activity begins with students examining the idea of legal personhood and how it applies to humans but not to other animals in society. With the aim of exploring different viewpoints about the same events, students write a short story for younger children based on the viewpoint of a chimpanzee living in captivity. Stories are shared with upper primary-aged students allowing the writers to develop their skills in engaging and persuading an audience.  


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Animals: Property or Persons?
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Legal Personhood_ Activity 2 (English, Year 9) _ Voiceless.pdf
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