Text Journey to the west - part 1

TLF ID M013855

This is the first part of a Chinese folk story called Journey to the west: the adventures of Monkey, which dates back 1,300 years. The story is about a monkey that gets magical powers. In the second part of the story the monkey becomes a companion of a monk on a dangerous journey. The resource is 15 web pages in length and includes text, illustrations, arrows at the top of the resource to turn the pages forward and back, and a home button to return to the beginning of the story. The second page introduces the story and the last page includes questions for the reader.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year 7 English curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions about: comparing the ways language and images are used to create characters; recognising and analysing the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives; and exploring ideas and viewpoints about events and characters represented in texts from different historical, social and cultural contexts. The vocabulary and illustrations used to create the monkey's character in the story are useful to examine here.
  • It is also relevant to the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority, particularly the first organising idea that the peoples and countries of Asia are diverse in ethnic background, traditions, cultures, belief systems and religions. This story is a Chinese folktale dating back 1,300 years. The style of the illustrations and use of characters such as the monk, kings and emperors are useful to examine here.
Year level


Learning area
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia Society
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Society
  • Organization: Asia Society
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • Text
  • Image
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