When you are done reading the play, open Verona Crime File and over the next few lessons, complete the task:
- Consider the proclamations, petitions and summation by the Prince and his subjects that appear above.
- Write a final VERDICT, as Verona’s ruler, that explains who and what it has been that has torn your community apart. Be even-handed and just. Prepare it so it might be read in the market square for everyone’s edification.
Due 4.00pm Friday 10 June 2016
Due Wednesday 15 June (Week 7)
Presentations on Wednesday 1 June (Week 5)
Using pp 153-157, write an overview of the 1967 Referendum to give the Federal Government the authority to act for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
You should write three paragraphs:
- Why was there a need for the referendum and what was the outcome?
- What were the arguments ‘For’?
- Why did some people vote ‘Against’?
You should include some examples of people involved.
There are a variety of online games which aim to promote an understanding about social justice. In groups of 2-3, you will be allocated one game.
1st half hour
Play it for about 20 min and prepare a short review of it (ppt and email to BT):
- name & description
- aspect of social justice it addresses
- how well it does this
- what did you learn about the issue?
- you should include a few screenshots
2nd half hour
- present reviews
3rd half hour
- based on reviews, you may play one or more of these games only!!
The Games / Simulations
Live the life of someone without much money – how to spend limited money, too poor for doctor etc. Location: USA
Poverty in wealthy country: pretty good representation of issues
‘Sick game’ where you hire adults or kids (cheaper) to work in a sweatshop, to make products for minimum cost. Fail and the boss swears at you and fires you.
Child Labour / Sweatshop: pretty good – people get injured, crying children, poor working conditions
You are a farming family in 3rd world family: drought, illness, poor years, militia. Start with little money, control farming decisions, gives you an ‘annual report yearly’ – health of family – give them medicine. Deaths at young ages (40 or so for parents, kids at 10)
3rd world countries – pretty good
Play vocab game – definitions / synonyms – you get 10 grains of rice for every correct answer. World Food Programme (UN Agency) – so real people benefit from you playing games. Other languages are there too.
You are a kid who goes to collect water (about 4km each way) while avoiding militia / soldiers.
Shows poverty, conflict, access to drinking water
Role play as a family below the poverty line in Haiti – how to survive by working, paying bills etc. Pick a life path and follow it through.
Showed how hard it is to earn money and keep family healthy. Badly affected by things we wouldn’t expect etc.
‘The parable of the polygons’: segregation in society
1949 – Citizenship for all people born in Australia (this includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for the first time)
1949 – Right to vote for returned Aboriginal servicemen or those who could vote in their home state (not WA, QLD or NT)
1950s & 60s – Maralinga Nuclear Testing (Read and watch here)
1950s & 60s – Strikes and Petitions, including Yolngu Bark Petition and Wave Hill Strike
1961 – Native Welfare Conference confirms that all aboriginal people will eventually ‘assimilate’ into mainstream Australian society
1962 – all Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders can vote in Federal elections
1965 – Freedom Ride
1965 – ‘Integration’ replaces ‘Assimilation’ – Aboriginal people would be part of mainstream Australian society, but keep some aspects of their culture (like many of the non-British migrant communities did)
Finish timeline of Protection, Assimilation, Removal of Children, and Emerging Protest Movements (homework from last night)
Part 1: Read pp. 144-145
Summarise WWII experiences in 60 words (maximum) and Limited Citizenship Gains in 30 words (maximum)
Part 2: Read ‘All in’ (http://www.ww2australia.gov.au/allin/indigenous.html)
Write down 4-6 things which surprised you or you found interesting.
Extension: Have a read about Reg Saunders, the first Aboriginal officer in the Australian Army.
News story on the Adelaide memorial to Indigenous soldiers (video)