'This student book is a study of the prescribed poems of Kenneth Slessor, along with a variety of other poems, prose fiction, and non-fiction texts. It has been designed to fulfill the requirements of the NSW Stage 6 English Year 12 Common Module: Texts and Human Experiences.
'By engaging in close reading of:
‘Out of Time’
‘Vesper-Song of the Reverend Samuel Marsden’
'alongside the following texts: Susan B. Anthony’s ‘On Women’s Right to Vote’, Alfred Lord Tennyson’s ‘The Lady of Shalott’, Ray Bradbury’s ‘The Pedestrian’, George Orwell’s ‘The Sporting Spirit’ and Geraldine Brooks’ ‘A Home in Fiction’, students will develop their knowledge of how texts provide insight into the emotions, behaviour, and motivations that form the core of human experiences.'(Publication summary)
'The Empathy Poems project is designed to raise awareness about the plight of asylum seekers and refugees. It is a response in particular to the situation in Australia, where asylum seekers have been banished offshore and treated in the most inhumane manner, leading to despair, suffering and deprivation. Their treatment is almost unimaginable, coming as it does from a civilised nation.' (Introduction)