Persepolis

Click these links for key documents, including:

The Context of Persepolis

Working with a group of three, research who Marjane Satrapi is and learn a little about the Iranian revolution in 1984.

About Marjane Satrapi:

Use these resources as a starting point:

About the Iranian revolution:

Use these resources as a starting point:

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Is reading just about words?

 

 

 

 

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Representing History

Click these links for key documents, including:

Download this document to read more about cultural assumptions.

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Cultural Appropriation

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What does this clip tell you about the social climate in the US in 1953?

Some discussions of Cultural Appropriation:

Some theory to help your ideas develop

Dipping a toe in the water:

Going swimmingly:

Jumping into the deep end:

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Representing in a range of media forms

Magazine Page Design

Magazine advertisements

What do you think is effective about these ads?

From text book:

  •  TBA

Online guides to creating a magazine advertisement:

Examples of Magazine advertisements:

Task: create an advertisement for a product that will appeal to the target readers of your magazine.

Optional extension: Magazine covers

From text book:

 

Online guides to creating a magazine covers:

Examples of Magazine covers:

Task: create a cover for your magazine, refering to the articles that will be part of the finished mag and setting the tone.  Remember, you are attempting to reach a specific readership and convince them to part with their money to buy the magazine so be sure your cover has a pulsing heart!

 

 

 

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The History and Future of Magazines

When were magazines first made?

How have they changed?

What might they become in the digital age?

Take a look at these resources to find answers to these questions:

Task: draw an illustrated timeline indicating growth and change of magazines; make predictions about where magazines might go in the future.

To see examples of what an illustrated timeline might look like, follow these links:

Success Success with merit Success with excellence!
Mention1-5 key developments in the history of magazines Mention 6-10 key developments in the history of magazines Mention 11+ key developments in the history of magazines
Use layout of a basic timeline Use layout with some creativity to draw a timeline Use layout very creatively to enhance meaning of your timeline
use 2+ fonts Use fonts to make your timeline clearer Use fonts to make you timeline clearer and enhance meaning
Use some colours Use colours to make your timeline clearer Use colours to make you timeline clearer and enhance meaning
Use some images Use images to make your timeline clearer Use images to make you timeline clearer and enhance meaning
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Writing in a range of media forms

Reviews

1.  From text books

    • In your ‘Successful English’ textbook, see the following:
        • sample film review with analysis questions p106 -107
        • activities on film reviews  on p118-119
    • In ‘On Target’ text book (class set in rm 13) there are ‘how to write’ activites plus worked examples on p118-121

2.  Guides to writing reviews

    • Basic summary of how to write a film review
    • A different guide to writing a film review, with images and examples
    • How to write a book review, with several thought-provoking questions
    • Article from The Guardian about writing music reviews – NB: see final paragraph about humour

3. Examples of reviews

Group task: recipe

In your group, create a recipe for a review:

    • take on one of these roles each:
          • whiteboard writer
          • presenter
          • image expert
          • layout expert
          • language expert
    • list any number of ingredients
    • suggest 5-7 steps in the ‘method’
    • present to the class

Success Criteria:

    • collaboration:
        • good: discuss the task
        • great: contribute evenly and ask others’ opinions
        • excellent! contribute evenly, politely question ideas and ask others’ opinions
    • quality of thought:
        • good: offer a brief list of ingredients and suitable method
        • great: offer a list of around 10 ingredients and a method that includes  editing
        • excellent!: offer a list of 15 or more ingredients and a method that includes considering demographic and editing
    • hint: don’t forget about the pulsing heart

 

 

 

Interviews

1. Guides to writing interviews

2. Examples of interviews

Feature Articles

Click here for a general overview of:

        • Feature Articles
        • Letter to the Editor

1.  From a text book

In ‘On Target’ text book (class set in rm 13), attempt the ‘how to write’ activites plus worked examples on p115-117) 

2. Guides to writing feature articles

3. Examples of feature articles

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Online Magazines

Links to Online Magazines

The main online magazines we will study in class are:

Analyzing online magazines:

    • For the ‘Connect, Extend, Challenge’ task relevant to the set magazines, click here.
    • For the ‘Claim, Support, Question’ task relevant to your own magazines, click here.

Looking for some extra reading?

Here are some resources about Tavi Gevinson’s  magazine, Rookie:

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Culture Mash

Use this SOLO matrix to set goals as you learn how to evaluate expressions of culture in texts.

1.  What is culture?

Respond to these five texts as a starting point for your research in to culture:

1. TED talk: Weird or just different?

2. Youtube quotations: What is culture?

3. Speed drawing animation: What is culture?

4. Social Anthropology article: What is culture?

5. Education article: What is culture?

DOL: create a poster that shows your understanding of culture through a diagram, images and quotations.

Success Success with merit Success with excellence
Basic understanding of culture Developed understanding of some relationships involved in culture Well developed understanding of some of the relationships, benefits and drawbacks involved in culture
Diagram including words Diagram including words and colour (used symbolically) Diagram including words,colour (used symbolically) and other symbols
Points and statements Points, statements and quotes from others (research) Points, statements,quotes from others (research) and questions you have

2. How can composers express culture?

  • Download this anthology of poems about culture.
  • To read more about the poems and find questions that will prompt your analysis, follow the hyperlinks on this website.

DOL: group presentation: as part of a group of three, present a ppt slideshow covering your analysis of ONE of these poems.  In your 6-10 minute presentation, you should:

  • read or perform the poem
  • offer insights into the context from which the poem comes
  • explain the purpose(s) of the poem
  • offer answers to the question from the website above
  • reflect on what you have learned from this poem and generalise about how and why poets express elements of their culture
  • show and read/perform a poem you have collaborated to write that offers a response to the original poem or appropriates its purpose to reflect your culture.
  • Xtreme Xtension: select two poems.  Compare the purposes, contexts and expression of culture in both.
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Postmodernism

Click here to download a pdf of Scieszka and Smith’s picture book,  The Stinky Cheese Man. In groups of 5, take on these roles:

  1. scribe
  2. analyser
  3. tech wizard
  4. presenter

Demonstration of Learning:  Create a 3-8 slide ppt that offers analysis of two of the stories from this book OR 1 story from this book and one appropriated fairytale of your own choice.

In your presentation, you should:

  • analyse both texts, covering written and visual elements
  • explain what has been preserved and altered in both texts, based on the original fairytales.
  • comment on the purposes of the appropriations, mentioning audience and context.
  • propose your own appropriation of a fairytale, explaining your purpose and audience and outlining why you would preserve and alter elements of the original fairytale.

Success Criteria:

Success Success with Merit Success with Excellence!
discuss two texts   compare two texts  compare two texts with each other and their original texts
propose an appropriation  propose a well-conceived appropriation  propose a well-conceived appropriation with reference to purpose and audience
 express ideas in a ppt and speech  express ideas in a ppt that uses headings and images and an organised speech  express ideas clearly in a ppt that uses headings and images and an organised and engaging speech

 

To learn the terminology for this course, have a go at this quizlet.

Short stories: Click here to download the questions and texts for a sample Reading Task based on three short stories. Due: Monday Poetry: Click here to download the questions and texts for a sample Reading Task based on three poems. Due: Wednesday Comics: Click here to see the questions and colour texts for the postmodern cartoons. Due: Thursday Essay Preparation:  Download these sample essay questions so that  you can attempt at least one before the examination, using the marking criteria to assess your work. VR’s and NM’s classes: prepare to attempt any of these topics in a closed-book, in-class essay during Friday’s lesson.

For fun, have a go at writing a poem with this random poetry generator.

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Representation and Text: Who is Julian Assange?

Download the introductory tasks here:

We Steal Secrets

Additional Texts

Download a scaffold to help you compare texts here.

When looking for additional texts, feel free to select from the range posted below or find your own.

Cartoons

Wallpapers

 Letters

Article

News.com:

Sydney Morning Herald:

Independent Australian:

Sydney peace foundation:

The Conversation:

NY Times:

London review of books:

Time magazine:

Book Chapters

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