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The Island
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  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Visual literacy
  • Prior knowledge: PEC Paragraphs
  • Age range: 12-13
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Of Mice and Men Novel Study
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This unit is designed around the concept of choice, circumstances and consequences. The students will be focussing on what choices the characters need to make, how their circumstances affect these choices and what are the consequences that occur. The final product will be a learning resource based on the ideas that the students have covered in class, they may choose to focus on the themes or the novel itself.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Essay writing, creative thinking and reading
  • Prior knowledge: Mississippi Burning - Racism
  • Age range: 15-16
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Macbeth: power & perception
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Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is analysed from many different formats with essay and creative responses explored by students

 

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Shakespeare
  • Prior knowledge: Students have previously completed units on essay writing and visual literacy involving concepts of positioning the viewer/audience.
  • Age range: 9-9
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Visual Literacy, Homelessness and 'Way Home' by Libby Hathorn
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This unit will investigate issues of homelessness and identity. Students will learn about how to read visual texts, research and write reports, make recommendations and deliver presentations.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Visual and Critical Literacy and Information Literacy
  • Prior knowledge: Students will have experienced members of the community requesting financial support and seen or heard about homelessness. Co-operative Reading
  • Age range: 9-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Fit and Healthy
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This unit touches on the basic components of being healthy; looking at hygiene and healthy eating habits.  Lessons will show students why and how to take care of our bodies.  Equipping students with the knowledge and understanding enabling them to make informed decisions about their own health.

  • Discipline: Health and Physical Education, Science, Literacy
  • Topic: Healthy Habits
  • Prior knowledge: hygiene, healthy and unhealthy foods, exercise
  • Age range: 6-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Australian values through visual and linguistic texts
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This learning element uses functional grammar to analyse visual and literary texts, giving students the tools to create their own text which reflects Australian values.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Exploring Australian values through the analysis of visual and literary texts.
  • Prior knowledge: This is Not a Pipe
  • Age range: 10-10
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Why Study Poetry?
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This unit will explore some major questions about Poetry; What do poems tell us, what emotions do poets write about, how do we experience poetry & what makes a piece of writing a poem?

  • Discipline: Year 9 English
  • Topic: Poetry - why, what & how
  • Prior knowledge: Understanding of narrative structure and literary devices. Understanding of Cooperative Reading and positioning of the audience by the author.
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Learning About Values through Literature
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In this learning element student willl understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes. Students will explore the concept of 'belonging' and 'giving'.

  • Discipline: Exploring Values Education through literacy
  • Topic: English, Studies of Society and Environment
  • Prior knowledge: Students have been learning visual literacy skills through children's literature. They have explored the devices used by illustrators such as colour, picture angle and facial expressions to provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the text.
  • Age range: 5-7
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Narrative through memory and short stories
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This learning element focuses upon how to write narratives about real or imagined experiences. It focusus upon students understanding of narrative structure, literary devices and author voice.

  • Discipline: English
  • Topic: Creative Writing
  • Prior knowledge:
  • Age range: 14-15
  • Publisher: Self-published
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Here, there and everywhere
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Students have opportunities to build on their prior knowledge of local places. They will develop inquiry and questioning skills to explore the different features of different places. This includes natural, managed and constructed features of places. Yr 2 students will examine the location of major geographical divisions of the world in relation to Australia.

  • Discipline: Geography, Media, mathematics and literacy
  • Topic: Local and global places
  • Prior knowledge: all students have goodknowledge of their local are. But other students have a wider knowledge of cities and countries.
  • Age range: 1-2
  • Publisher: Self-published
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