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Overview — Protest: The world as it is,
the world as it could be

An unclothed baby wearing a military helmet and winding up a mechanical white dove of peace (with a laurel branch in its beak), with fallen toy soldiers on the ground by the baby's feet

Above: Peace © Pawel Kuzcynski

Through the learning sequences in this unit students explore expressions of protest in a range of texts and contexts. 

Students analyse the ways protest texts represent the world, both as it is and as it could be. The students engage with a diverse range of texts drawn from historical and contemporary contexts, including contemporary multimedia and visual texts. They examine how acts of protest shape the world we live in, reflecting specifically on how texts portray and challenge cultural and social values. They respond to and create a wide range of print, oral and digital texts and experience a variety of approaches to learning.