TERM 2 - Once Upon a Time
Who doesn’t like a good story? Storytelling is a rich tradition around the world. Stories are used to pass on knowledge, beliefs and lessons in life. Through this unit students will explore a variety of tales and stories from different cultures (including the Wurundjeri people), times and perspectives. They will explore ways of creating imaginative stories in different ways, such as role-playing, digital story telling, reading, writing, and oral story telling. They will become aware of the various elements within the structure of a tale and be able to identify the life lessons in the story and relate these to themselves.
What is a story?
Where do stories come from?
What is the purpose of stories?
What is the difference between real and make-believe?
What different types of traditional stories are there? e.g. fairytales, fables, creation myths, dreamtime stories, folklore.
What can we infer from a particular story? (perspective, time, beliefs, social conditions, etc)
How can stories help us in our lives? (life lessons)
How does fantasy and magic play an important part in stories?
What are the structures and features of a story?
What are the characteristics of good and evil characters contained within stories?
Why do we keep creating new versions/stories?