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Office and Administration - JUDGE

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Conflict Resolution

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Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

The next time two of your friends or family have a small, trivial argument, sit them down and follow the steps listed here:

How to defuse an Argument

After going through the facts in both persons argument, choose the best course of action that will resolve the issue.

If you want to do something a bit more formal, you could prepare a small mock trial with a group of friends for your class at school.

Online

Ned Kelly - Trial

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

1. This activity is for the whole class. There are 10 roles to undertake. It is suggested that there are two people per role and the rest of the class will act as jurors.

The Roles are:

a. One of his sisters
b. Mr Bindon, a young, inexperienced barrister who defended Ned
c. Mr Charles Smyth, Prosecutor
d. Justice Redmond Barry
e. Ned Kelly
f.  Constable McIntyre - Crown Witness
g. Dr Reynolds
h. Daniel Kelly
i. Joseph Byrne
j. Stephen Hart
k.Constable Fitzpatrick

 

2. Divide up into 10 students per group and read through these websites by allocating 1 - 2 websites for each student. Remember you are to particularly look at your role or that of a juror but also of the other roles within your group. 

You might like to undertake the Expert Jigsaw Strategy within your group as long as you can be certain of obtaining information about your role.

3. Read through these websites:

Ned Kelly - Old Melbourne Gaol's Most Famous Inmate

Old Melbourne Gaol
Our Ned Kelly

Our Ned Kelly
Glenrowan 1880 - Ned Kelly's Trial

Glenrowan 1880 - Ned Kelly's Trial
The Supreme Court Trial - The Sentencing of Edward Kelly

The Sentencing of Ned Kelly
Ned Kelly's Trial and Conviction

Ned Kelly's Trial and Conviction
Ned Kelly's Trial

Ned Kelly's Trial
Obituaries Australia: Edward (Ned) Kelly (1855 - 1880)

Obituaries Australia

Ned Kelly
Source: Daily Mail, UK

4. After reading through the above websites, make a Presentation about the Life of Ned Kelly from your roles or that of a juror or even a jailer.

Prezi

5. Look up the Reactment of the Trial of Ned Kelly at ABC's Law Report - The Trial of Ned Kelly; and, using the information that you have gained from the websites, create your own "Trial of Ned Kelly" by maintaining your roles. 

The Law Report

6. Debate within the class about the question:



"Should Ned Kelly be regarded as a National Hero?"

 

To do more work on Ned Kelly go to his page on this website.

 

Human Rights Issues or Injustices in 2018: Pick one!

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

Intercultural UnderstandingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability


1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, read the following article from The Conversation 10 December 2018

The Conversation

2. Choose ONE issue to investigate further from the ten issues listed. Why did you choose this particular issue?

3. Using at least 5 references, create a presentation about this issue and present it to the class.

4. List 2 ways you, as a group, could do something constructive about this issue to help resolve it.

5. Using the creative skills of the group, create either a song, poem or skit about your chosen issue.

 

WebQuests

Using your ability to Judge... work through this following WebQuest (higher order thinking skill activities)

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ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Ethical Understanding
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding


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