Lesson Plan - Legal Personhood - Geography, Yr 10

Category Lesson plan
Subjects & Topics "Citizenship / Rights and responsibilities", "Citizenship / Rules, laws and justice", "Geography", "Philosophy and ethics / Moral philosophy", "Philosophy and ethics / Philosophical problems", "Geography / People and environment", "Understanding the world / Animals"
Year Levels Year 10
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What are our attitudes towards the legal status of animals: Property or Persons?

The learning sequence for this activity begins with designing an experiment to test peoples’ attitudes towards the idea of granting legal personhood to animals. Once planned, students individually design either a short, online, quantitative survey or conduct two face-to-face qualitative interviews with adults of their choice. Teachers should evenly split the research methods across the class. Results, some of which are tabulated or presented in graph form, are analysed with patterns and anomalies identified. Students communicate the results and their analysis to interviewees in the form of a short report and present a one-minute oral summary of findings to their class.


  • Files included (5)

Legal Personhood_ Activity 3 (Geography, Year 10) _ Voiceless.pdf
pdf, 344.1 KB
Animals: Property or Persons?
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pdf, 18.0 MB
Personhood APE research skills .pptx
pptx, 98.3 KB
Fieldwork techniques.docx
docx, 38.3 KB