Heat and Light
General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and Social capability, Ethical 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)
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
- EN12-3: analyses and uses language forms, features and structures of texts and justifies their appropriateness for purpose, audience and context and explains effects on meaning
- EN12-5: thinks 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