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.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Personal response to war stories
We were lucky enough to have three generous people share with us their personal experiences of war. Tony, Pam and Rob provided us with an insight to history that will enhance any reading of a book or viewing of a documentary/film on the topic. It is now your turn to carry on the legacy that has been bestowed upon you to make sure you remember and share this history with others. Write a personal response documenting what you learnt from Tony, Pam and Rob that considers the prompt, ‘Witnessing conflict through the eyes of others is important’. Why do you think it is so important that that we know about and document this history? Keep in mind the statement by Martin Flanagan that, ‘With each day, these stories move further from the popular comprehension, so they become - it's not only that they're difficult to tell, it means that people find them difficult to listen to’.