This unit explores how Australian literature reflects and transforms literary traditions. It considers how significant early Australian authors shaped views of the bush and the city as contexts for constructing national identities. Students will identify literary techniques in works written for children and for adults, and reflect on how these techniques influence interpretation. Visual literacy skills will be applied to evaluating picture books that cross age boundaries. Students are challenged to look at the set texts through a Christian worldview lens, considering their over-arching themes.
+ Close reading of literary texts
+ Analysing literature from a Christian worldview perspective
+ How literary works reflect local contexts
+ Literary techniques and their effects
+ Developing visual literacy