Approx Cost:
$5.00 for class materials.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

This course is open entry.

Course Outline:

Why read and view about war for an entire semester?  Why give so much attention to the literature produced by those who were there?  This semester course, named after an ancient Chinese text by Sun Tzu, focuses on the horror and reality of war, how war effects those involved and some of the reasons why we go to war. The course will take in a film and a range of short written texts that on the wars of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Students have the opportunity to delve into an area of interest they wish to explore for their Connections Across Texts assessment, such as the Vietnam War, the Holocaust, the World Wars or recent conflicts, such as the War on Terror.

Skills:

  • close reading skills
  • literature study
  • film study
  • speaking and presenting skills
  • formal writing skills

There is one internal NCEA assessment, including 4 literacy credits.

Restrictions:

These courses offer the same achievement standard:

  • 11ENM -  Myths and Legends
  • 11ENO - English in the Outdoors (part 2)
Where Does It Lead:

ENW201, ENG201, ENH201 and ENS201 (if entry requirements are met for these courses), ENO202, ENG202

For further information see:
Mr Cuff