|Scooped by Caitlin Barker|
Developing a global perspective will come from continuously broadening one's views. Writing descriptions of the Aboriginals and James Cook at the first point of the topic will determine how the teacher is to use the presentations. Using the teaching strategy "stereotypes" I find that this will be a useful way to explore global perspectives. For HSIE it would come under the knowledge and understandings of 'Social Justice and Human Rights'. In this way, students will be able to distinguish acts of racism, discrimination and prejudice. The associated activities will prove beneficial in ingraining ideas into students. A possible further way to engage students in understanding global perspectives would be to do a persuasive presentation. The ability to deliver persuasive presentations is important across all stages and KLA's. The skills and processes students may gain from a persuasive presentation especially on stereotypes would be being able to demonstrate empathy with different perspectives (Captain James Cook's stereotype/perspective of the Aboriginals as well as the Aboriginal's perspective/stereotype of James Cook). Wholly, the assessment task would comprise half the class delivering a persuasive presentation with from the perspective of the Aboriginals and the other half presenting on the perspective of James Cook whilst attempting to incorporate stereotypes and perspectives of other countries. Students will learn about both perspectives whilst gaining a global perspective on social justice, developing empathy and distinguishing acts of racism which will prepare them for their own futures. A Flow Chart could further be used to demonstrate a timeline and in turn identify what were the key time points which evoked these stereotypes. Group work would also work especially well here, allowing the children to work together to quash any unwanted opinions or stereotypes.