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  1. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? Year 11 English 2014

  2. So many perspectives …What do you know already? 2010 2010 2011 2014 2011

  3. Representation and Text • HSC Module C • Central person or event • Multiple representations • Discover: • Why people’s opinions vary • different ways of viewing the same thing • How composers shape texts according to their views.

  4. A key concept for this unit: • What is bias? • What are the characteristics of a biased text? • Can a composer have no bias? • Is there such a thing as an unbiased text? • If that’s the case, how can we find out what is true? • Is bias ‘bad’? • What should our aim be as readers if we are looking for truth in a world full of biased texts?

  5. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? This unit is a steppingstone to the HSC Advanced Module C course. It requires you to explore and evaluate representations of journalist Julian Assange and the politics surrounding Wikileaks.

  6. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? You will evaluate these things influence meaning: • medium of production • textual form • Perspective • choice of language influence meaning.

  7. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? Prescribed text: 2013 documentary We Steal Secrets.

  8. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? Related texts of your own choosing: • Tweets • Blogs • Images: photographs, cartoons, wallpapers • Feature articles and commentary texts • Recorded interviews • Websites • Biographies • Films

  9. Representationand Text:Who is Julian Assange? • You will analyse representationsof: • Assange’spolitical motivations and actions • the impactWikileaks’ political acts may have on individual lives or society more broadly.

  10. What materials do you need? • No texts or text book. • Section in lever arch folder or dedicated plastic folder • Internet connection on a device • Exercise book/lined paper

  11. Ready for a warm-up game?

  12. Line Debate OMG! I can’t wait to debate. I’m not just full of hot air, you know. Look out, Balloon Boy. I’m gonna rebut you like a boss. I love debating big-time.

  13. Rules for a Line Debate • Whole class starts in two lines facing each other with teacher as chairperson.One line is ‘for’, other is ‘against’ the topic • Someone ‘for’ begins, speaking in support of topic. • For a valid point, the team chooses a member of the opposition to join them and also earns tally marks: • Relevant point – 1 tally mark • With evidence – 1 more tally mark • Summary/rebuttal – 1 more tally mark • Speaker ‘against’ goes next; the debate continues until teacher brings it to a close. • If a point is invalid or repeated, the speaker joins the other team.

  14. Should freedom of information be prized above all else in politics? Now write up a 1 page summary: points for this statement points against this statement Your opinion