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.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
It is vitally important for all of us to be aware of our history and to document it as frequently as possible as knowing about the highs and lows of the past help us determine what we should endeavour towards and what to avoid in our futures. Gaining knowledge about the horror and atrocities that occurred during past wars positions us to avoid war at all costs and to have a strongly negative predisposed view of future wars. Through the transfer of knowledge from our war veterans to our younger generations we grow to realise that the magical myth of war is really not that at all and the effects of war are everlasting on the one’s who fought it as well as the friends, families and communities that in someway or another experienced the pain and loss of war.