This lesson encourages students to think about their attitudes to wealth and the link between success and positive habit formation. It also helps them to question and explore the validity of online information.
The aims of the lesson are:
To help students explore and articulate their opinions.
To help students understand and evaluate statistical information.
To develop students’ abilities to check and evaluate the credibility of information.
To help students develop their abilities to carry out online factual research.
To help students develop the ability to synergise information from a range of sources and formulate written arguments around that information.
The materials in this plan can be used in different ways. The first four tasks of the plan can be used independently as a simple reading and discussion class.
The last four research tasks can be used individually as follow up tasks or you could use all four. These tasks are likely to take longer and could be set as homework or independent study tasks.
This lesson contains eight tasks:
A pre reading task that encourages students to think about their existing attitudes to wealth.
A reading task that develops students’ abilities to scan text for specific information.
A reading task that develops students’ abilities to read and check information.
A post reading task which gives students the opportunity to formulate a personal response to the information they have studied.
Research task in which students research the opinions of their peers in the classroom.
An online research task that develops students’ abilities to find facts and information online.
An online research task that develops students’ abilities to present research in a visual format.
A writing task that develops students’ abilities to extract information from infographics and use it to create a persuasive text.