Lesson Plan - Legal Personhood - English, Yr 9
Seeing the World Through Their Eyes - Animals' Viewpoints in our Lives
The learning sequence for this activity begins with students examining the idea of legal personhood and how it applies to humans but not to other animals in society. With the aim of exploring different viewpoints about the same events, students write a short story for younger children based on the viewpoint of a chimpanzee living in captivity. Stories are shared with upper primary-aged students allowing the writers to develop their skills in engaging and persuading an audience.