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Students will investigate the evidence provided by a cuneiform tablet dating from c. 1860 BCE, and look at the place of artefacts such as these in a historical understanding of the emergence of writing, one of the defining characteristics of the ancient civilisation of Sumer.
Students learn about the famous Australian poet Dorothea Mackellar and the inspiration behind her famous poem, 'My Country'.
Students will explore well known Australian poet Henry Lawson and several of his poems to gain an understanding of his style of writing.
Students will listen and respond to various poems written by C.J Dennis and gain an understanding of the writing style from that era.