Sunday, 12 April 2015

Language 8: Satire Unit

Assalam alaikum,

After the March break, the students began a new unit of study; Satire. In this unit, we will explore how words and images have the ability to change us. We began by discussing the various figurative language elements that are used to convey satirical messages (such as juxtaposition, puns, parody,  irony, and exaggeration ). We also discussed the importance of using humor to convey a message, but not going "over the edge" to offend others .

An example of a lesson can be seen in the pictures below. Students  were search asked to research "World Food Day" . We discussed the importance of bringing awareness of world hunger and how we can use satire to get a strong message across. Students were given a group assignment where they had to create a comic about world food day where the aim is to use words and images to encourage us to critically think about the important message. They were given guidelines to ensure their message would not offend anyone or single out any group of people or nation. They were also asked to encorporate  the figurative elements of satire learnt thus far.