Read the article about saving a pet pig called Bacon.
Respond to the article by completing the following activities:
1. Should Mrs Huveneers have been allowed to keep her pet pig?
Think about this question from each of the following viewpoints and give reasons FOR and AGAINST for each. You may get some ideas from the article but you will also have to think as if you were each person (or animal).
- Mrs Huveneers and her husband
- The neighbours
- The local council
- Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)
Present your reasons in a table format:
|Perspective||Mrs Huveneers and her husband||The neighbours||The local Council||Bacon or Pigsy (the pet pig)|
2. After looking at this problem from a number of perspectives, what do you believe was the right outcome. Was the council right to let him stay?
Write a letter to the Onkaparinga Council stating your point of view and your reasons for it. As this is a formal letter make sure you address it and set it out correctly and make your points using polite and persuasive language.
Australian life in 1901 – Daily life, jobs, transport, entertainment.
Explore benchmarks in the next 100 years
*Migration: Who were the people who came to Australia? Why did they come?
View key dates and events on following website:
*What contribution have significant individuals and groups made to the development of Australian society?
Industry – trades/skills/jobs/tools
Arts – Music
Celebrations – Festivals
Integrated Curriculum – History
Strategy 9: Distinguishing between Fact & Opinion
W4T2 Fact & Opinion
Strategy 8: Drawing Conclusions & Making Inferences
Strategy 4: Recognising Cause & Effect
Individual Learning Task: Shark (Info. Report)
Strategy 6: Making Predictions
Strategy 8: Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
Strategy 10: Identifying Author’s Purpose
Complete the online reading activity here and identify the Author’s Purpose for each example.
Strategy 11: Interpreting Figurative Language
Locate these images and other posters for Reading and Comprehension Skillshere.