Dear VCE 'Encountering Conflict' students,
This is a space for you to practise different forms of writing and responding to set prompts. When you write a piece you will need to indicate whether you are using The Secret River or The Rugmaker to inform your writing. You also need to provide a mini statement of explanation that outlines form, audience, purpose and context.
You will also be expected to read each others' work and use the comments feature and DIIGO (a web tool useful for conferencing) to provide feedback to each other. When conferencing you can comment about what is working well in the piece, areas for improvement and how you can see the prompt and nominated text influencing the piece. Due to this you might need to edit a post you have submitted so label each edit as post 1, post 2, etc.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Lest We Forget
We missed the war talk, given by Pam Rob and Tony, but from our own knowledge we have learnt that war can change people and the way they think, and perceive the world. My Granny’s uncle, (My Great, Great Uncle) was a prisoner on the line. My Granny told me about some of his experiences he had to go through, and how many people died from starvation and disease. They died of horrific, slow, painful deaths. It is important for the world to know about war history so that the soldiers didn’t die for nothing, and people will be able to learn from there experiences, so that the horrific events do not reoccur.