The following units of work can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students.
Sample units of work
Are you talking to me? is a Year 7 unit of work. It enables students to explore difference and diversity through imaginative thinking and writing.
- Are you talking to me? – unit of work (DOC 477KB)
- Are you talking to me – resources and activities (DOC 3.2MB)
iSpace is a unit of work for early Year 7. It focuses on autobiographical representations of lived experiences. It facilitates student reflection on their cultural background, past experiences, identity and how they fit into the high school environment.
From page to page: multimodal narratives focuses on visual literacy and comprehending sequential art narratives. An exploration of graphic novels leads to a detailed study of Nathan Jurevicius' Scarygirl and its computer game appropriation.
Documenting our world engages students in contemporary issues through the study of documentary films. Students view two documentaries before undertaking the task of composing their own documentary in a small group.
- Documenting our world – unit of work (DOCX 740KB)
- Documenting our world – resources and activities (DOC 2.6MB)
In their position explores the representations of refugees and asylum seekers in global, national and personal contexts. Students engage with multiple perspectives and critically analyse the power of language to persuade and position audiences.
- In their position – unit of work (DOCX 728KB)
- In their position – resources and activities (DOCX 1593KB)
Representations of school explores students' perceptions of school and teachers and their responses to historical and contemporary representations of school, teachers and students in a wide range of texts.