Worlds collide

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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Worlds collide is part of the unit Worlds, and is also an independent resource that can be used as an ideal introduction to the area of study for students in years 9 or 10. Worlds collide explores some of the different attitudes and value judgements between communities and individuals. It has activities and tasks using a range of texts (multimedia presentation, prose extract, cartoon), with information about how to explore, examine and analyse texts linked to a concept. It includes help with developing a related text folio, a suggested related texts list, essay writing models and scaffolds.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(EN5-1A) responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained texts for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis, imaginative expression and pleasure

(ENLS-1A) listens and responds in familiar contexts

(ENLS-2A) communicates for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-3A) selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

(ENLS-4A) views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

(ENLS-8A) writes short texts for everyday purposes

(EN5-2A) effectively uses and critically assesses a wide range of processes, skills, strategies and knowledge for responding to and composing a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

(ENLS-5A) recognises and uses visual texts, media and multimedia for a variety of purposes, audiences and contexts

(ENLS-6A) reads and responds to a range of written texts in familiar contexts

(ENLS-7A) uses strategies to obtain meaning from and interpret a range of texts

(ENLS-9A) composes texts for a variety of purposes and audiences

(EN5-4B) effectively transfers knowledge, skills and understanding of language concepts into new and different contexts

(ENLS-11B) composes, publishes and presents texts appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of contexts

(EN5-6C) investigates the relationships between and among texts

(ENLS-12C) responds to texts in ways that are imaginative and interpretive

(ENLS-13C) engages critically with texts using personal experiences

(EN5-7D) understands and evaluates the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

(ENLS-14D) explores how the use of language affects personal roles and relationships with others

(ENLS-15D) responds to and composes texts that explore personal, social and world issues

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACELT1633) Interpret and compare how representations of people and culture in literary texts are drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELY1740) Listen to spoken texts constructed for different purposes, for example to entertain and to persuade, and analyse how language features of these texts position listeners to respond in particular ways

(ACELY1742) Interpret, analyse and evaluate how different perspectives of issue, event, situation, individuals or groups are constructed to serve specific purposes in texts

(ACELY1745) Explore and explain the combinations of language and visual choices that authors make to present information, opinions and perspectives in different texts

(ACELT1639) Compare and evaluate a range of representations of individuals and groups in different historical, social and cultural contexts

(ACELT1642) Identify, explain and discuss how narrative viewpoint, structure, characterisation and devices including analogy and satire shape different interpretations and responses to a text

(ACELY1752) Identify and analyse implicit or explicit values, beliefs and assumptions in texts and how these are influenced by purposes and likely audiences

(ACELY1753) Choose a reading technique and reading path appropriate for the type of text, to retrieve and connect ideas within and between texts

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Cultural contexts, Cultural identity, Literature, Multimodal texts, Language conventions
File type:
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Resource ID: c0dc94cd-df16-46a3-a045-88a91715b49e