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1788: Was life the same for everyone?

Australian Curriculum summary tables

Students will be provided opportunities through the activities to engage with aspects of the following content descriptions, through their elaboration in this unit of work.

Australian Curriculum: English

Strand and sub-strand Content description Elaboration in this unit of work

Language
Language variation and change

Understand that Standard Australian English is one of many social dialects used in Australia, and that while it originated in England it has been influenced by many other languages ACELA1487

Sequence 1: Exploring words in Australian English that derive from Aboriginal languages during reading of class novel. Continues in all following sequences as students revisit word bank and RAN chart.

Language for interaction

Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording ACELA1489

Sequence 1: Viewing of video.

Sequence 4: Studying text.

Sequence 5: Comparing texts.

Text structure and organisation

Understand how texts vary in complexity and technicality depending on the approach to the topic, the purpose and the intended audience ACELA1490

Sequence 2: Discussed during reading of informative text.

Sequence 3: Reading of text.

Sequence 4: Sharing author notes and comparing texts.

Sequence 5: Discussing class novel.

 

Understand how texts are made cohesive through the use of linking devices including pronoun reference and text connectives ACELA1491

Sequence 2: Identifying the visual cohesive devices used in text.

Sequence 3: Reading of text.

Sequence 4: Identifying pronouns.

Sequence 6: Studying excerpt of literary text.

Sequence 9: Studying transcript of video clips.

 

Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech ACELA1492

Sequence 3: Using quotation marks for direct quotes in text studied.

 

Identify features of online texts that enhance readability, including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout ACELA1793

Sequence 10: Examining online texts (websites).

Expressing and developing ideas

Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases ACELA1493

Sequence 4: Studying verb groups to explore modality.

Sequence 6: Studying excerpt of literary text.

Sequence 9: Studying transcript of video clips.

 

Understand how adverb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases work in different ways to provide circumstantial details about an activity ACELA1495 Sequence 6: Studying excerpt of literary text.

 

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

Sequence 1: Viewing of video.

Sequence 2: Studying visual elements such as framing.

Sequence 3: Reading of text.

Sequence 4: Identifying in text either independently or pairs/small groups.

Sequence 8: Analysing and discussing artworks.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

Sequence 10: Examining online texts (websites).

Sequence 11: Examining still and moving images.

 

Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts, including vocabulary encountered in research ACELA1498

Commences in Sequence 2 and then in all sequences as students revisit the word bank and RAN chart

Literature
Literature and context

Make connections between the ways different authors may represent similar storylines, ideas and relationships ACELT1602

Sequences 3 and 4: Comparing texts.

Sequence 5: Discussing and comparing texts.

Responding to literature

Discuss literary experiences with others, sharing responses and expressing a point of view ACELT1603

Sequence 1: Engaging in group discussion.

Sequence 5: Engaging in group discussion.

Sequence 7: Discussing and planning informative text.

Sequence 8: Analysing and discussing artworks.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

 

Use metalanguage to describe the effects of ideas, text structures and language features of literary texts ACELT1604

Sequence 5: Engaging in group discussion.

Sequence 6: Studying excerpt of literary text.

Sequence 7: Discussing and planning, then presenting an informative text.

Sequence 8: Analysing and discussing artworks.

Examining literature

Discuss how authors and illustrators make stories exciting, moving and absorbing and hold readers’ interest by using various techniques; for example, character development and plot tension ACELT1605

Sequence 4: Reading of class novel.

Sequence 5: Engaging in group discussion.

Sequence 6: Studying excerpt of literary text.

Creating literature

Create literary texts by developing storylines, characters and settings ACELT1794

Sequence 12: Creating a narrative text.

Literacy

Texts in context

Identify and explain language features of texts from earlier times and compare with the vocabulary, images, layout and content of contemporary texts ACELY1686

Sequence 2: Viewing first-hand accounts from First Fleet.

Sequence 4: Reading of class novel.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

Interacting with others

Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently ACELY1688

Sequence 1: Participating in group discussion and posing questions.

Sequence 5: Participating in group discussion.

Sequence 7: Discussing and planning an informative text.

Sequence 12: Discussing, planning and drafting a narrative text.

 

Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, incorporating learned content and taking into account the particular purposes and audiences ACELY1689

Sequence 7: Presentating an informative text.

Interpreting, analysing and evaluating

Identify characteristic features used in imaginative, informative and persuasive texts to meet the purpose of the text ACELY1690

Sequence 2: Discussing before and during reading of informative text.

Sequence 4: Comparing texts.

Sequence 5: Discussing text.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

Sequence 10: Examining online texts (websites).

Sequence 11: Examining still and moving images; discussion of hybrid texts.

 

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts ACELY1692

Sequence 2: Discussing before and during reading of an informative text.

Sequence 11: Examining still and moving images.

Creating text

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

Sequence 7: Creating an informative text.

Sequence 12: Creating a narrative text.

 

Reread and edit for meaning by adding, deleting or moving words or word groups to improve content and structure ACELY1695

Sequences 7 and 12: Editing activity.

 

Use a range of software including word processing programs to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements ACELY1697

Sequence 7: Creating an informative text.

Sequence 12: Creating narrative text.

Source for content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA)

Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences (History)

Strand: sub-strand Content description Elaboration in this unit of work

Historical skills
Historical questions and research

Pose questions to investigate people, events, places and issues ACHASSI073

Sequence 1: Modelling and joint construction of questions to guide inquiry.

All sequences as students revisit and review RAN chart.

Analysis and use of resources

Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations. ACHASSI074

Sequence 3: Studying informative text.

Sequence 4: Studying informative text.

Sequence 7: If further research is undertaken.

Sequence 8: Analysing and discussing artworks.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

Sequence 10: Studying websites.

Sequence 11: Discussing hybrid texts.

Perspectives and interpretations

Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions ACHASSI077

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

Sequence 10: Studying websites.

Explanation and communication

Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms. ACHASSI082

Sequence 7: Creating an informative text.

Sequence 12: Creating a historical narrative video.

Historical knowledge and understanding
First contacts

Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival. ACHASSK085

Sequence 2: Viewing transcripts from First Fleet; during reading of informative text; and all subsequent sequences as students revisit RAN chart.

Sequence 3: Studying an informative text.

Sequence 4: Reading of class novel.

Sequence 9: Studying video clips.

 

The nature of contact between Aboriginal people and/or Torres Strait Islanders and others; for example, the Manassas and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, families and the environment ACHASSK086

Sequence 2: Viewing transcripts from First Fleet; during reading of informative text; and all subsequent sequences as students revisit RAN chart.

Sequence 3: Studying an informative text.

Sequence 4: Reading of class novel.

Sequence 8: Viewing and analysing artworks from the period.

Sequence 10: Studying websites.

Source for HASS content descriptions above: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).