Asia Education Foundation

English

 

Link to mapped Asia content in English

Australian Curriculum: English 

Sample map across year levels shows explicit reference to Asia content in the Australian Curriculum: English. 

In this learning area, students draw on knowledge of the Asia region, including literature, to influence and enhance their own creative pursuits. They develop communication skills that reflect cultural awareness and intercultural understanding. From Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia in the Australian Curriculum: English

 

 

Curated digital resources

Access Asia-focussed digital content lists created by AEF to support teachers implement the Australian Curriculum: English. Further lists will be added over the next few months.

It is recommended that teachers preview websites to ensure they are suitable for their students prior to use in class. Content accessed via these links is not owned or controlled by the AEF and is subject to the terms of use of the associated website.

 

Foundation

Chinese stories

Traditional stories from Japan

Integrated learning: Exploring Japan

Integrated learning: exploring Asia through text

Year 1

Animal stories from India

Animal stories from Japan

Animal stories from Vietnam

Animal stories from China

Animal stories from Indonesia

Songs and poetry of Asia

Year 2

Moral stories from Thailand

Moral stories from India

Moral stories from Indonesia

Moral stories from Japan

Moral stories from China

Year 3

Ramayana stories from Cambodia

Ramayana stories from Thailand

Ramayana stories from Indonesia

Ramayana stories from India

Ramayana stories from Malaysia

Personal stories: Japan

Personal stories: Indonesia

Personal stories: China

Year 4

Traditional Thai tales

Fairy tales from Asia

Traditional Indian tales

Traditional Malaysian tales

Traditional Cambodian tales

Wayang shadow puppet plays

Year 5

Indonesian short stories

Indian urban and rural stories

Chinese urban and rural stories

Japanese urban and rural stories

Year 6

Bollywood through posters

Migrant stories

Year 7

Japanese poetry

Malaysian poetry

Japanese Kamishibai storytelling

Year 8

Poetry from the Asia region

Year 9

Haiku poetry

Malaysian youth magazines

Year 10

Poetry from the Asia region

Australia: Malaysia connections

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

 

Professional learning

Analyse four contemporary short stories and how they reflect life in Malaysia.

Learning sequences

Year 8 Contemporary Short Stories Rats and Cats

Analyse four contemporary short stories and how they reflect life in Malaysia.

Students investigate the symbols and legends of Chinese New Year.

Jackie Chan vs James Bond unit of work img

Students compare the conventions used in the series of Jackie Chan movies with those used in James Bond movies in this English/Media Studies for Years 9–10.

Texts

Asia-related literary text list

View the comprehensive list of 130 literary texts from or about Asia to support the implementation of the Australian Curriculum for English, foundation to year 10.

Australia Kaleidoscope cover

Explores intercultural themes in Australia through contemporary case studies—aligns to the Australian Curriculum for English and History at Years 6, 7, 9 and 10.

 

India Kaleidoscope Large

Jack, an Australian boy, describes life in India through his own experiences, through narrative, fact files and hands-on activities.

indonesian_kaleidoscope

Learn more about Indonesian people, culture and society through popular folktales—aligns to the Australian Curriculum for English and History at Years 4 to 7.

 

Hanabi book cover

Explore the place of haiku poetry in Japanese society – from the most famous poet of the Edo period, Basho, to its contemporary exponents.

 

Snapshots of India

The Snapshot series of big books introduces Asian content to the lower to middle primary classroom. A teacher guide includes classroom activities designed to develop reading, writing and listening skills.

film_asia cover

A English/Media resource presents 15 specific film studies, including classic and contemporary films from various film-making traditions.

Japan diary book

Access English secondary resources that have user-friendly guides aligning each resource with the Australian Curriculum.

The Really Big Food Project book

Access English primary resources that have user-friendly guides aligning each resource with the Australian Curriculum.

Image acknowledgement: Australia: Intersection of Identities image – Tom Cockrem/Lonely Planet images.