The content in this unit of work links to the Australian Curriculum: English (Year 10).
General Capabilities evident across the unit include Literacy, Numeracy, Information and communication technology capability, Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability, Ethical understanding, and Intercultural understanding.
Cross-curriculum priorities: Across this unit, there is a strong emphasis on the migrant experience and so Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia is evident and highlighted in a range of activities. In addition there are opportunities to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.
Year 10 has been chosen as the most appropriate level because it is at Year 10 that the themes explored in the novel are developed historically within the following two aspects of the Year 10 Australian Curriculum: History.
Depth study: The Globalising World
Students investigate one major global influence that has shaped Australian society in depth, including the development of the global influence during the twentieth century. Students study ONE of these electives: Popular culture or The environment movement or Migration experiences.
Elective: Migration experiences (1945–present)
The waves of post-World War II migration to Australia, including the influence of significant world events (ACDSEH144)
The impact of changing government policies on Australia’s migration patterns, including abolition of the White Australia Policy, ‘Populate or Perish’ (ACDSEH145)
The contribution of migration to Australia’s changing identity as a nation and to its international relationships (ACDSEH147)
Language for interaction
|Text structure and organisation|
|Expressing and developing ideas||Evaluate the impact on audiences of different choices in the representation of still and moving images (ACELA1572) (EN5-1A)|
Literature and context
|Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1639) (EN5-8D)|
|Responding to literature|
Identify, explain and discuss how narrative viewpoint, structure, characterisation and devices including analogy and satire shape different interpretations and responses to a text (ACELT1642) (EN5-2A)
Create literary texts with a sustained ‘voice’, selecting and adapting appropriate text structures, literary devices, language, auditory and visual structure and features for a specific purpose and intended audience (ACELT1815) (EN5-3B)
Texts in context
|Analyse and evaluate how people, cultures, places, events, objects and concepts are represented in texts, including media texts, through language, structural and/or visual choices (ACELY1749) (EN5-8D)|
|Interpreting, analysing, evaluating|
Create sustained texts, including texts that combine specific digital or media content, for imaginative, informative, or persuasive purposes that reflect upon challenging and complex issues (ACELY1756) (EN5-1A)
Review, edit and refine students’ own and others’ texts for control of content, organisation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and/or visual features to achieve particular purposes and effects (ACELY1757) (EN5-2A)
Use a range of software, including word processing programs, confidently, flexibly and imaginatively to create, edit and publish texts, considering the identified purpose and the characteristics of the user (ACELY1776) (EN5-2A)
Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)