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YEAR 11 ENGLISH INTEGRATED (0051)
Perspectives (00548)

Unit Value 1.0
Semester 2 2013
Ms. Buchanan, Ms. Ward

In this unit, students will examine and discuss the ways in which content, plot, setting, imagery, characterisation, style and theme reflect the historical and social context of the time when the text was composed. Students will also explore the ways characters in texts have individually different human experiences. In addition, students will be encouraged to reflect on their own perspectives in issues, ideas and experiences. Class texts will include Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Enemy of the People and a film study of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

In this unit, students will examine and discuss the ways in which content, plot, setting, imagery, characterisation, style and theme reflect the historical and social context of the time when the text was composed. Students will also explore the ways characters in texts have individually different human experiences. In addition, students will be encouraged to reflect on their own perspectives in issues, ideas and experiences. Class texts will include Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Enemy of the People and a film study of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

Task 1: In-class essay
Weighting: 25%
Length 800-1000 words
Date due: Week 6 - August 27th & 28th
Text: Of Mice and Men

Conditions: Question given to students 1 week prior to the exam on August 20th. Essay will be written over 2 periods. Novel allowed.

Assessment Criteria
You will be assessed on the degree to which you demonstrate: · an ability to respond critically to texts and logically justify viewpoint · an ability to evaluate and synthesise material to make meaning · imagination and originality

· competent and effective use of language for a range of purposes and audiences · control of appropriate medium.

Task 2: Oralon perspectives in poetry/short story and one text of your own choice Weighting:25% Time 8-10 minutes

Due dates: Weeks 9-10

TOPIC:

“You can't see the world from somebody else's point of view and not be changed.” Lena Coakley

By studying various texts it becomes evident that people can have different opinions on a range of issues.

You are to select:
* one poem/song
* one short story and
* another text of your own choosing
that explores various perspectives on an issue, event or person.

Present your analysis of these three texts in an oral presentation. In your presentation it is expected that you will include: * an explanation of your chosen topic (issue, event or person) * an examination of the relevance of Coakley’s quotation * the perspectives offered by each of your chosen writers/composers * an analysis of the techniques utilised to present each perspective * your personal response to the issue and each text.

Possible Topics are:
The Stolen Generation | War | Apartheid | The Depression | Migration| Ned Kelly |
Human rights | Women’s issues | Adolph Hitler | The environment | Racism | Princess Diana’s death | The fall of the Berlin Wall | Climate change | The monarchy | Cuban missile crisis | Space exploration| Violence|

Hiroshima bomb | | |

Assessment Criteria
You will be assessed on the degree to which you demonstrate: · an ability to respond critically to texts and logically justify viewpoint · an ability to evaluate and synthesise material to make meaning · imagination and originality

· competent and effective use of language for a range of purposes and audiences · control of appropriate medium.

Task 3. Creative Response to the class film/documentary...
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