Year 8 – “Action and Adventure for the Young and Inexperienced
Choosing this program, will allow you to explore identity through texts from various times, cultures and worlds. We will look at poetry through the eyes of those who tried to conquer the high sea through the poetic words of those who went on long treacherous voyages to explore the New World. The range of poetry from around the world will allow us to explore emotions such as fear, trepidation, awe and wonder and this will be compared to how the sea is presented in Shakespeare’s The Tempest. The chosen novel will be The Chrysalids, a science fiction focusing on a telepathic teenager who struggles to understand his place in the world. The last unit of study will explore how children, teens and young adults are presented both positively and negatively in the media; moving image, print media and film/TV.