Heat and Light

General Capabilities evident across the unit include LiteracyInformation and communication technology capabilityCritical and creative thinking, Personal and Social capabilityEthical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.

Cross-curriculum priorities include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: Literature (Unit 3).

Evaluate the ways in which literary texts represent culture and  identity including:
  • how readers are influenced to respond to their own and other’s cultural experience (ACELR037)
  • the power of language to represent ideas, events and people in particular ways (ACELR038)
  • how cultural perceptions are challenged or supported (ACELR039)
  • the ways in which authors represent Australian culture, place and identity both to Australians and the wider world (ACELR040)
Evaluate and reflect on how representations of culture and identity vary in different texts and forms of texts including:
  • the relationship between significant historical and cultural events and figures, and their representations in literary texts (ACELR041)
  • the impact of the use of literary conventions and stylistic techniques (ACELR042)
  • the effectiveness of specific literary conventions in texts, for example, the use of iambic pentameter, stream-of-consciousness, flashbacks, chorus (ACELR043)
  • the ways in which language, structural and stylistic choices communicate values and attitudes and shed new light on familiar ideas. (ACELR044)
Create analytical texts:
  • developing independent interpretations of texts supported by informed observation and close textual analysis (ACELR045)
  • using appropriate linguistic, stylistic and critical terminology to analyse and evaluate texts (ACELR046)
  • evaluating their own and others’ ideas and points  of view using logic and evidence (ACELR047)
  • experimenting with different modes, mediums and forms. (ACELR048) 
Create imaginative texts:
  • experimenting with content, form, style, language and medium (ACELR049)
  • drawing on knowledge and experience of genre, literary devices and the interplay of the visual and verbal in creating new texts (ACELR050)
  • adapting literary conventions for specific audiences, challenging conventions and reinterpreting ideas and perspectives (ACELR051)
  • reflecting on the different ways in which form, personal style, language and content engage and position the audience (ACELR052)

Content links to NSW: (English Standard: Stage 6 syllabus)

This text could fit within the Year 12 Module A: Language, Identity and Culture as a comparison text to other NSW Syllabus prescribed texts, either selected poems from Ali Cobby Eckermann’s Inside My Mother or One Night the Moon by Rachel Perkins.

  • EN12-1: independently responds to and composes complex texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure
  • EN12-3analyses and uses language forms, features and structures of texts and justifies their appropriateness for purpose, audience and context and explains effects on meaning
  • EN12-5thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively, analytically and discerningly to respond to and compose texts that include considered and detailed information, ideas and arguments
  • EN12-7 explains and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds
  • EN12-8: explains and assesses cultural assumptions in texts and their effects on meaning
  • EN12-9: reflects on, assesses and monitors own learning and refines individual and collaborative processes as an independent learner