Chinese / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Creating

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Curriculum content descriptions

Compare performance features of major forms of classical literature, such as in 诗, 词, making thematic and intertextual connections

[Key concepts: culture, values; Key processes: connecting, performing, responding]


  • comparing how concepts such as love, bravery and friendship are expressed in Chinese and English poetry, for example, comparing 陆游的《钗头凤》 and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘How Do I Love Thee?’; comparing poems of national unity (after war) and Banjo Paterson’s ‘We’re All Australians Now’
  • comparing representations of particular concepts or experiences in different media, such as in novels and films, for example, 莫言小说《红高粱家族》 和张艺谋电影 《红高粱》
  • exploring how different forms of entertainment are used to express or reflect contemporary issues, for example, analysing 春晚小品 and how the topics are related to the ‘hot’ events of the year
  • collaborating to create a drama or comedy to depict their lives and the lives of other Chinese migrants in a new cultural environment
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Intertextuality,  Themes (Texts),  Chinese languages,  Chinese literature

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