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English III, American Literature, explores the literature of America from the narratives ...

English III, American Literature, explores the literature of America from the narratives of the early colonists to the foundational documents of our forefathers, and the literature of our modern times. In English III, you will gain a firm grasp of the various literary periods throughout American history as well as the ability to analyze different genres and styles of notable American authors. As you progress through the course, you will gain an appreciation for American literature and an understanding of how the literature of the day acted as a reflection of the historical period from which it evolved. This course will also give you the opportunity to hone your own writing skills as you identify the characteristics of effective writing for a variety of different purposes and audiences.

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Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
U.S. History
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Reading
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The Saylor Foundation
Indigenous Peoples: Ways of Being
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Ways of Being allows students to explore ideas of cultural identity - ...

Ways of Being allows students to explore ideas of cultural identity - specifically Aboriginal identity - and belonging, and how these are embedded in language. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum and the NSW English syllabus for Stage 4. The unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Daly, Margo
Indigenous Peoples: People, Place, Language and Song
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People, Place, Language and Song explores concepts of place, language and song ...

People, Place, Language and Song explores concepts of place, language and song as they relate to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their cultures. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus. The unit explores the cross-curriculum priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Cassidy, Helen
Global Words: Junior Secondary Resources
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These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build ...

These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build the essential knowledge, skills and values young people need to participate actively, critically and creatively as global citizens. This curriculum integrates the teaching and learning of English, across strands of language, literature and literacy, with Global Citizenship Education, using explicit and exploratory teaching and learning activities. The four units use a range of text and text-types to address the themes of Sustainability, Refugees and migration, Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, and Indigenous peoples, with a focus on literacy with Geography and Human Society and its Environs curricula. All units of work include an overview, description of focus, four teaching and learning activities, and links to the curriculum content, strands, outcomes and indicators.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Daly, Margo
Global Words: Upper Primary Resources
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These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build ...

These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build the essential knowledge, skills and values young people need to participate actively, critically and creatively as global citizens. This curriculum integrates the teaching and learning of English, across strands of language, literature and literacy, with Global Citizenship Education, using explicit and exploratory teaching and learning activities. The four units use a range of text and text-types to address the themes of Sustainability, Refugees and migration, Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, and Indigenous peoples, with a focus on literacy with Geography and Human Society and its Environs curricula. All units of work include an overview, description of focus, four teaching and learning activities, and links to the curriculum content, strands, outcomes and indicators.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Cassidy
Gray
Helen
Mary
The Perseus Digital Library
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Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and ...

Perseus is an evolving digital library, engineering interactions through time, space, and language. Our primary goal is to bring a wide range of source materials to as large an audience as possible. We anticipate that greater accessibility to the sources for the study of the humanities will strengthen the quality of questions, lead to new avenues of research, and connect more people through the connection of ideas.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Philosophy
Religious Studies
Education
Composition and Rhetoric
Archaeology
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Primary Source
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Internet Scout Project
Tufts University
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Internet Scout Project
Neighbours, Asia/Pacific: Papau New Guinea
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This unit of Global Words begins with the concept of neighbourliness and ...

This unit of Global Words begins with the concept of neighbourliness and then extends the focus to Pacific island neighbour, Papua New Guinea - its place in relation to Australia, major languages and the culture of traditional storytelling. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabus. The unit explores the cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Game
Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Gray, Mary
Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema, Spring 2003
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21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German ...

21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? What connections between art and revolution did avant-garde writers and artists imagine? What strategies did they deploy to meet their modernist imperatives? To what extent did their projects maintain a critical stance towards the culture industry? Surveying key interventions in the fields of poetry, painting, sculpture, photography, film, and music, the readings also include signal moments in critical thought of the last century. Figures to be considered are: Adorno, Aragon, Bataille, Beckett, Brecht, Breton, BĚ_rger, Duchamp, Eisenstein, Ernst, JĚ_nger, Greenberg, Kandinsky, Malevich, Mayakovsky, and Tzara. Taught in English, but students are encouraged to consult original sources when possible.

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Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Literature
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Full Course
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Lecture Notes
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Scribner, Charity
American Passages: A Literary Survey
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American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The ...

American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The course takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials, which are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature, can be used as the basis of a one or two-semester college-level course or for teacher professional development. A video course on American literature for college-level instruction and teacher professional development; 16 half-hour video programs, instructor's guide, study guide, and Web site.

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Arts and Humanities
Education
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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English Language Arts, Grade 11, Unit 4
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People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose ...

People often say that mankind should learn from history. Charles Dickens, whose books are considered classics, set his novel A Tale of Two Cities in the past. He wanted his readers to learn from the bloody French Revolution and from the widespread brutality in London. Both cities (Paris and London) offer the reader a glimpse into dark and dangerous times. As students read about Dickens's Victorian setting and learn his view of the French Revolution, they will think about what makes a just world. Students will have a chance to think about their own experiences, and, using techniques they have learned from Charles Dickens, they will do some writing that sends a message about your own world.

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To complete the unit accomplishments, students will:

Read the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities.
Read several short pieces, including a biography of Dickens and excerpts from other literature, to help them understand Dickens’s world and the world of the novel.
Explore new vocabulary to build their ability to write and speak using academic language.
Practice close reading and participate in several role plays and dramatic readings to help them experience the dramatic writing style of Charles Dickens.
Write a vignette and a short narrative piece, and practice using descriptive detail and precise language.
Write a reflection about the meaning of Dickens’s novel.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

How does good storytelling affect the reader, and how can a good story promote change in the world?
What was the Victorian view of gender roles?
How can power be abused?
What is loyalty ? What are the limits of loyalty?

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
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Pearson
Arab Culture Through Literature and Film: Language and Ethnicity
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Though the Arab world is broadly defined by a shared Arab ethnicity, ...

Though the Arab world is broadly defined by a shared Arab ethnicity, there are actually a variety of ethnic groups in the region, many of whom are indigenous to the land. Each of these ethnic groups, including the Amazigh, the Bedouin, the Nubians, and the Kurds, has a unique history and culture and often their own language as well. Since the early years of Arab expansion, these indigenous groups have negotiated their acceptance and integration into the dominant Arab culture, at times adopting elements of the culture and at other times, rejecting it. This unit introduces students to ethnic groups in the Arab world and guides them through an understanding of their lived experience as minorities in the region. Students will consider the challenges that face specific ethnicities and explore how these groups negotiate their collective identity and membership in the region. Students will study the activity of Amazigh activists, read Kurdish poetry, and watch a documentary about the Nubians. They'll end the unit by conducting independent research on an ethnic minority of their choosing.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
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Portland State University
Qatar Foundation International
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Middle East Studies Center
Indigenous Peoples: Stories to Unite Us
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Stories to Unite Us explores the fusion of modern and traditional Indigenous ...

Stories to Unite Us explores the fusion of modern and traditional Indigenous culture in Australia, using picture books and oral storytelling. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of indigenous peoples through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Reading
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Atkins, Lauren
English Language Arts, Grade 12
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The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned ...

The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.

Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

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English Language Arts
English Language Arts
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Sonnet 130-- Rude Or Reality?
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This lesson focuses on Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130." It contains a copy of ...

This lesson focuses on Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130." It contains a copy of the sonnet, questions to use when discussing and analyzing the sonnet, and a creative component. This lesson has modifications for Novice Low Limited English Proficient students.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Elizabeth Mackie
Vicki Moats
Read Arabic! -The Story of Antarah and Abla
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This online lesson teaches students about the story of Antarah and Abla, ...

This online lesson teaches students about the story of Antarah and Abla, two pre-Islamic folkloric characters. Activities and sound files are designed to gauge comprehension. A glossary of terms is included, as well as grammatical notes and learning strategies. Vocabulary activated for this lesson includes terminology used in stories and narratives, such as 'lineage' and 'reputation'.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
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Reading
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National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) - University of Maryland
International Women's Voices, Spring 2004
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International Women's Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety ...

International Women's Voices has several objectives. It introduces students to a variety of works by contemporary women writers from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and North America. The emphasis is on non-western writers. The readings are chosen to encourage students to think about how each author's work reflects a distinct cultural heritage and to what extent, if any, we can identify a female voice that transcends national cultures. In lectures and readings distributed in class, students learn about the history and culture of each of the countries these authors represent. The way in which colonialism, religion, nation formation and language influence each writer is a major concern of this course. In addition, students examine the patterns of socialization of women in patriarchal cultures, and how, in the imaginary world, authors resolve or understand the relationship of the characters to love, work, identity, sex roles, marriage and politics.This class is a communication intensive course. In addition to becoming more thoughtful readers, students are expected to become a more able and more confident writers. Assignments are designed to allow for revision of each paper. The class will also offer opportunities for speaking and debating so that students can build oral presentation skills that are essential for success once they leave MIT. The class is limited to 25 students and there is substantial classroom discussion.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Women's Studies
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M.I.T.
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Margery
Resnick
Refugees and Migration: Words to Unite Us
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Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity ...

Words to Unite Us explores the complex theme of a common humanity and shows that despite the differences between people around the world, there are similarities that unite us, such as pain, joy and love. The unit is build using the picture storybooks 'Whoever You Are', written by Mem Fox, illustrated by Leslie Staub; 'Mirror' by Jeannie Baker and 'The Little Refugee' by Anh Do and Suzanne Do and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. The stories speaks of hope, resilience, friendship, love and enterprise. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of refugees through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Gray, Mary
Sustainability: Changing Minds, Changing Behaviour
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Changing Minds, Changing Behaviour allows students to explore the persuasive power of ...

Changing Minds, Changing Behaviour allows students to explore the persuasive power of advertising by analysis of a narrative television advertisement and a short animated documentary. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
Author:
Daly, Margo
Fighting for a good cause
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At the end of this lesson you will be able to write ...

At the end of this lesson you will be able to write a letter asking for sponsoring for a good cause. What sentences will encourage people to support your plan? How can you best formulate this letter to ensure that its appeal is clear and motivating?

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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KlasCement
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KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Sustainability: Taking Care of Earth Together
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Taking Care of Earth Together allows students to explore pressing issues that ...

Taking Care of Earth Together allows students to explore pressing issues that relate to our shared responsibility to care for the environment for future generations, using picture books, spoken and multimodal texts, plays, poetry and songs. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. A unit of work from a collection of online units with supporting resources for teachers. The unit explores the global citizenship topic of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language and literature, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Activity/Lab
Game
Reading
Syllabus
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
Provider Set:
Global Words
Author:
Beveridge, Lorraine