While studying the region of Australia, students will study differing perspectives on its economic development and efforts to protect its environment. Students will adopt roles of different Australian citizens and conduct research in order to draw conclusions about how people as different as coal mine owners and marine biologists would feel about economic and environmental issues. After learning about these crucial contemporary issues and dilemmas that face the country, students will complete a performance task of writing a persuasive letter or speech advocating for a specific position of course of action that will promote the best possible future or Australia and its people.
Barnett, Adele, "Take a Stand for Australia: Considering Australia’s Economic and Environmental Concerns Now and in the Future [9th grade]" (2012). Understanding by Design: Complete Collection. 212.