Congratulations MSC Yr 12 VCE cohort of 2012. You have had an exciting year so far which has been jampacked full of all types of learning. Your year in English is going to continue with the study of Dear America.

'One thing worries me...will people...want to forget the whole thing happened?' Lt. J.G. Richard Strandberg


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Dear America is the novel you will use for your Unit 3 Reading and Responding outcome. You will need to complete a variety of S/N activities and write a text response essay to complete this first area of study. The essay will be your first SAC for the year and will account for 30% of your Unit 3 coursework mark. Also keep it in mind that you might choose Dear America as the text you focus on for the Reading and Responding section of your exam at the end of the year.


This blogspace has been set up to enhance your study of the text and develop your language and writing skills. It is a collaborative space where you can share and discuss your learning. Perhaps most importantly, this allows you to conference and comment on each others' writing to improve your prowess as we get closer and closer to exam time. You can access your VCE English study design at the VCAA website for detailed assessment and exam information.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

DEAR JOHN...

2012 Blog Copy John Hagmann LetterforAustralianStudents[1]


 

Dear John Hagmann,

Thank you for your interest in our studies and willingness to share your story with us. It was a powerful experience for us to receive a letter from you as we study Dear America - Letters Home from Vietnam. We have many questions about this important time in history and will be privileged to learn even more about what you and others went through as you lived through the Vietnam War. Here are our questions:

  • What happened to you when you got back from the war John? How did people treat you? How did you fit back into normal life? (What type of work did you do in Manhattan?)
  • Do you know what made it so important to Edelman to put this anthology together?
  • Do you think the text represents the war accurately?
  • Do you think the text glamorises the war compared to reality?
  • Do you think the anthology could have included a bigger variety of perspectives. More voices from the Vietnamese and the people back home in America?
  • How did the war in Vietnam impact on your family?
  • Do you have any contact with Vietnamese allies?
  • Did you have any support from the American government when you returned?
  • How do the experiences of you and your friends compare? Similar or very different?


Yours truly, MSC 12 English 2012 
John Hagmann response to students
  



FROM MOOROOPNA

TO AMERICA...

OUR ETERNAL FLAME MEMORIAL




 IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO SERVED IN THE VIETNAM WAR, AND ALL WHO LIVED THROUGH IT

FOR THOSE WHO WERE PREPARED TO STAND UP FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM IN OUR WORLD




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