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Persuasive text

Student activities

Task no. 1

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Write a persuasive text

David Unaipon's portrait can now be found on the $50 note, but during his lifetime he often experienced discrimination.
Write a persuasive text that explains why David Unaipon was chosen for the $50 note.

How to write a persuasive text
In history, a persuasive text presents a point of view and uses evidence and reasons to try to convince others to accept it.

  • retells events which have already happened.
  • begins with background information about who, when and where.
  • describes the series of events in chronological order.
  • may end with a personal comment or interpretation.