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The Big Egg Debate

year 5

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English

Lesson Sections

year 5 debate
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Overview

In this lesson students will review the three main types of commercial egg farm systems used throughout Australia. They will formulate arguments for and against types of egg farming systems and take part in a debate with their classmates.

This lesson can be used as a follow-up to the Year Five lesson entitled ‘Consumer Choices: A fit for everyone’.

Upon completion of this lesson students will demonstrate a basic understanding of:

  • The different methods of egg farming and why there is consumer choice in Australia
  • The main benefits and disadvantages of cage, barn and free range egg farming in Australia
  • How to formulate arguments and rebuttals, taking into account other perspectives and opinions

Year: Year Five (10-11 year olds)

Resources/Materials:

  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • www.allabouteggs.com.au
  • Printed pages with information about the different egg farming systems in Australia

SCoT Terms:

Reasoning, oral presentations, decision making

Language/Vocabulary:

Source, consumer, producer, produce, product, stored, location, sustainable, impact, rural, urban, development, conflict, vaccination, environment, economy, practices, livestock, industry, argument, rebuttal, effective, ineffective, debate

Higher Order Thinking Skills (Blooms Taxonomy):

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Evaluation
ENGLISH (LANGUAGE):

Understand how to move beyond making bare assertions and take account of differing perspectives and points of view (ACELA1502)

ENGLISH (LITERACY):

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (ACELY1700)

SCIENCE (SCIENCE AS A HUMAN ENDEAVOUR):

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083)

CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES:

Sustainability