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US26625 Speaking - Group Consensus (Emergency Kit)

US26625 Speaking - Group Consensus (Emergency Kit)


See video flipbook here.

This task is one of three required to achieve US26625 Actively Participate in Spoken Interactions , at least one of which must be as part of a group.   This is one such group task.  


For this task students must work in a to come to a consensus about what an 'average' family should have in their emergency kit.  As part of this, they must also decide what should be in the medical part of that emergency kit.


Students are given a peek via YouTube videos at some of New Zealand's more recent disasters and also Japan's 2011 earthquake and Tsunami.  They are then provided with links to research what could be included in emergency supply and medical kits.  Activities to guide them through what good conversational skills entail follow this.  Students are then encouraged to get ready for the group discussion by ensuring their own ideas are compiled to take to the conversation and having an icebreaker chosen to suggest to the group.  A checklist is provided to ensure they are all prepared.


Included in this resource:

  • The complete student workbook - see more details about this in notes further below.


The student workbook includes:

  • A Coversheet for the assessment task
  • A hyperlinked table of contents
  • Clearly unpacked achievement criteria
  • Opportunities to research emergency and first aid kits
  • Teaching points regarding conversation skills and icebreakers
  • Tables to complete to help students prepare for their part in the group consensus
  • A checklist to ensure they're ready to participateTables for students to record the results of their group's decision
  • Hyperlinks to external sites and to help navigate the document (including a 'home' button on every page to take students to the table of contents)



This resource comes as an A4-sized document in Microsoft PowerPoint. This means you can:

  • Easily upload it to your Google Drive if you prefer a Google format.
  • Edit / Tweak to suit your / your students' needs
  • Share with students digitally so that they can work on it online
  • Print as hard copy work booklets


Please remember your feedback is always welcome.

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    Just buy one resource, then you're welcome to share within your department and with students at your school.  (I’m realistic!)

    However, PLEASE, be fair and refrain from sharing with other schools or other departments.

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