The unit, Australia: My Country is an integrated English unit that encompasses primarily English outcomes. In addition, the unit authentically integrates with HSIE, Science and Technology, and Creative Arts outcomes.
In English, the unit focus is on how language shapes our understanding of ourselves and our world, specifically in the main text, Love from Australia (Waters, 2020), “our place in space”. Oral language and communication, vocabulary building, phonic knowledge, reading comprehension and creating written texts through understanding and responding to literature, will comprise the content focus of the unit. Students will continue to learn about how to understand and use language effectively throughout the unit.