Rosie’s family celebrates the Melbourne Cup each year. Her dad loves to bet on the winning horse! But recently, she read a media story about how horses are treated in the racing industry.
Year Level: 3–4
Learning area: Humanities and Social Science
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking; personal and social capability; ethical behaviour
- generate questions about the Melbourne Cup event using a KWL chart
- examine media stories about Melbourne Cup protests in Australia and distinguish factual accounts from opinion pieces
- think critically about the horse racing industry and ask questions to do with whether certain issues are right, ethical or fair.