Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thurs quiz: demonstrate knowledge of Australia via a narrative rather than multiple-choice questions

Wallabies and Jumbucks: a Trek across Terra Australis is your teacher's title for this week's evaluation of learning, aka quiz.

In a brief narrative about a fictional journey across Australia students should use - and underline - 12 terms from our unit on Oz and the indigenous culture.

Use cities, bodies of water, animals, cultural terms like didgeridoo or walkabout.

If you'd like to write it in advance and bring it to class in draft or finished form, you may do so.

Take care with
- titling
- grammar
- spelling
- no need to use documentation if it is fiction.

It need not be long, but I would like to enjoy reading a story with a beginning, some conflict and resolution, and an ending.

My personal story is told from the point of view of an English lad who's traveled to New South Wales on a sloop in the 1850's, during the gold rush.