Are you doing the theme of “discovery” in year 11 English?

You might be practising a “theme” in Year 11 English.  Discovery is an old theme from past HSC years, and when you study this you sometimes have to find some related texts.  Often your teacher would like you to find texts that are not novels, like a film, or a poem or a newspaper article.  Discovery is not a difficult theme – there are lots of discoveries made in history, in science and in geography. 

Try finding an historical event and someone who has written about it eg the discovery of Australia by people other than Captain Cook, the discovery of gold, the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.  You don’t need a whole book, just a diary excerpt, or a newspaper article.  Try also some movies eg  The Secret Garden, The Mission, Medicine Man, Madame Curie.

Louise, Youth Librarian, Manly

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