Learning objects Riddle of the black panther: the search

TLF ID L2850

Track down a black panther reported to be prowling around a town. Interview witnesses and gather information from sources such as a website, advertisement and newspaper article. Notice that some of the statements may be wrong and the opinions may be biased. Choose the evidence most likely to be accurate. Rate reliability by using the SAFE test (Source, Attitude, Facts and Emotions). Identify when, where and how to find the panther. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students identify features of language that signal fact and opinion, expression of emotion, and objectivity and subjectivity in texts.
  • Students identify the evaluative stances of a range of texts.
  • Students distinguish between positive and negative evaluations of people and events.
  • Students explore how an emotional response can be evoked by grammatical forms such as adjectivals, verbs, adverbials and nouns.
Educational value
  • Illustrates how to assess the reliability of texts by using the SAFE test (Source, Assertions, Facts and Emotions).
  • Defines terms used in production of current affairs programs and metalanguage of verbal and visual grammar.
  • Tests understanding of features of language that affect the reliability of texts.
  • Provides a range of text types for students to assess reliability.
  • A mentor character provides feedback on the text features and bias of a range of texts.
Year level

5

Learning area
  • english
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
Strand
  • English/Language
  • English/Literacy
    Concept
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Visual texts
    • English/Linguistic structures and features
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Text construction
    • English/Feelings
    • English/Grammar
    • English/Attitudes and beliefs
    • English/Critical literacy
    Skill
    • Analysis;
    • Application;
    • Comprehension;
    • Knowledge
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Comprehension Activity;
    • Analysis;
    • Modelling
    Learning design
    • Experiential learning;
    • Independent learning;
    • Problem solving;
    • Visual learning

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Script writer
    • Name: Sandra Bernhardt
    • Address: Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Sandra Bernhardt
    • Address: Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Technical implementer
    • Animator
    • Date of contribution: 2016-11-22
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-11-22
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Metadata contributors
    • Resource metadata contributed by
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    Access profile
    • Colour independence
    • Device independence
    Learning resource type
    • Interactive Resource
    Browsers
    • any - minimum version: Microsoft Edge (Windows); Default Android Browser
    • Google Chrome - minimum version: 35+ (Windows, macOS, Android)
    • Firefox - minimum version: 45+ (Windows & Mac)
    • ms-internet explorer - minimum version: 10+ (Windows)
    • Safari - minimum version: 7+ (Mac); Safari for iOS 9+ (iOS)
    Operating systems
    • ms-windows - minimum version: Vista+
    • macos - minimum version: 10.9+
    • ios - minimum version: 9+
    • android - minimum version: 5+
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.