Cross-Curricular Debate and Showcase Events

In Term 4, our final junior projects were similar: both were inquiry projects with a junior-school-wide presentation.

Year 9 classes planned, carried out, and showcased a social action (in groups). For many, this was research on social or environmental issues, interviews or practice, and presenting in the form of a website.

Year 10 classes were asked to form political parties, research and establish their issues and solutions, and learn debating skills. Parties debated in class. The winning parties from each class then publically debated and votes were cast! The winning party received an award at prizegiving.

Both of these were cross-curricular: English and Social Studies. A SOS teacher and I organised and both events in the library.