Text The king stands up

TLF ID M013857

This is a traditional Buddhist folktale from Tibet called The king stands up. The story is about a king trying to find an intelligent and trustworthy advisor; the message of the story is about mindfulness. 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 of the story provides information about Tibet and the importance of folktales. The last page includes information and questions about the story for the reader.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the year 7 English curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content descriptions about: how point of view is generated in visual texts; the ways that language and images are used to create character and influence emotions; and the ways that characterisation, events and settings are combined in narratives. The illustrations are useful to examine here as they help create the characters and influence emotion in the story. The questions on the final page of the story are also useful; they provide an opportunity for students to reflect on the story, the characters and the purpose.
  • 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. The second page of the story is useful here, providing information about Tibet and the importance of folktales in the Buddhist faith.
Year level


Learning area
  • English

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Asia Society
  • Organization: Asia Society
  • URL: http://asiasociety.org
  • Publisher
  • Name: Asia Society
  • Organization: Asia Society
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://asiasociety.org
  • 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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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
  • Image
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