• Professional Development

Using Documentaries to Teach Persuasion

Year levels:
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Year 11
  • Year 12

It’s People Like Us is a documentary film created as part of the TAC – Towards Zero road safety strategy. It explores society’s relationship with mobile phones – especially the use of them while driving – and the responsibility that we all have to keep ourselves and each other safe on the roads.

This course will help you teach your students how to understand and master the art of persuasion. You’ll feel more able to assist students with clearly expressing their opinions and identifying how texts are trying to influence their thinking.

You’ll learn:

  • How to use documentary film to teach persuasive language and texts.
  • How to explore a ‘big issue’ that will make learning English meaningful to students.
  • How to use a range of rhetorical devices, including pathos, ethos and logos.
  • How to access free lesson plans and student worksheets.

Follow the link below to view more about this online course.