Stolen Girl

General capabilities evident throughout the unit include Critical and creative thinking and Intercultural understanding.

This unit address the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Other areas of the curriculum explored in the unit include:

  • History: The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and the effects of these interactions on people and the environment. The diversity of Australia’s first peoples and the long and continuous connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to Country/Place (land, sea, waterways and skies) (ACHASSK083)


Language for interaction

Understand that social interactions influence the way people engage with ideas and respond to others for example when exploring and clarifying the ideas of others, summarizing their own views and reporting them to a larger group. (ACELA1488) (EN2-1A)

Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording. (ACELA1489) (EN-6B)

Text structure and organisation Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, and the purpose and the intended audience. (ACELA1490) (EN2-8B)
Expressing and developing ideas Explore the effect of choices when framing an image, placement of elements in the image, and salience on composition of still and moving images in a range   of types of texts. (ACELA1496) (EN2-8B)


Literature and context

Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships. (ACELT1602) (EN2-10C)
Responding to literature Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view. (ACELT1603) (EN2-6B)
Creating literature Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings. (ACELT1794) (EN2-7B)


Interacting with others

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences. (ACELY1689) (EN2-2A)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analyzing and evaluating texts. (ACELY1692) (EN2-4A)
Creating texts. Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features. (ACELY1694) (EN2-11D)