This highly engaging lesson is designed to promote cooperative learning and investigative skill in students.
Students will be split into groups (Soldiers, Commanders, Navy, Medics, Women and Children, Anzac Day Organisers), assigned a role and given a mission. In these groups they will examine the information they have been given and become ‘experts’ on their topic. They will then be required to report their findings back to the class and become ‘teachers’ to the other students.
You can provide them with the fact sheets within this resource or you can give them some independent research time instead.
The lesson ends with a group quiz to ensure that students have all learned from one another and that the ‘experts’ conveyed the information clearly enough to the rest of the class.
Alternatively, if you have more time, you may like students to move around the different missions and have the opportunity to research and report back on them all.
Students love this lesson and are completely engaged from start to finish. It allows students to really take responsibility for their own learning instead of the teacher just 'telling' them the facts.
A group quiz and student reflection sheet is included.