For Year 12 English Standard Module A: Language, Identity and Culture
Ali Cobby Eckermann: Inside My Mother Student Book is a study of the prescribed poems of Ali Cobby Eckermann, along with several additional texts. It has been designed to fulfil the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Standard Module A: Language, Identity and Culture.
In order to develop their understanding of the relationship between language, identity and culture in literary texts, students will engage in an enjoyable and detailed study of the ways different authors use language to reflect and shape individual identity and cultural groups, before turning their attention to the prescribed poems of Ali Cobby Eckermann: 'Trance', 'Unearth', 'Oombulgarri', 'Eyes', 'Leaves', and 'Key'.
By studying the poems alongside the following additional texts: André Naffis-Sahely's 'Mother Tongues', 'Hecate is Often Erased from Shakespeare's Macbeth. Now She's Centre Stage - in Noongar Language' by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, and Chimamanda Adichie's 'The Danger of a Single Story', students will improve their knowledge of how language can be used to reveal, affirm, challenge, or disrupt dominant assumptions about identity and culture.
This student book is a highly valuable resource for students and teachers of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Standard Module A: Language, Identity and Culture. It includes:
- Engaging classroom activities to develop skills in analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of texts
- Texts regarded as quality literature
- Texts that represent a variety of cultural, social, and gender perspectives