Year 7 Information Literacy Term 3 Week 1

Aladdin’s narrative

‘In bed with him that night, like every night, her sister at their feet, she ends her tale, then waits. Her sister quickly takes her cue, and says, “I cannot sleep. Another, please?” Scheherazade takes one small nervous breath and she begins, “In faraway Peking there lived a lazy youth with his mama. His name? Aladdin. His papa was dead…” She tells them how a dark magician came, claiming to be his uncle, with a plan.. He took the boy out to a lonely place, gave him a ring he said would keep him safe, down to a cavern filled with precious stones, “Bring me the lamp!” and when Aladdin won’t, in darkness he’s abandoned and entombed…

There now.

Aladdin locked beneath the earth, she stops, her husband hooked for one more night.

Next day

she cooks

she feeds her kids

she dreams…

Knowing Aladdin’s trapped,

and that her tale

has bought her just one day.

What happens now?

She wishes that she knew.’

(from “Inventing Aladdin” pp 365-366 “Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2007)

Questions on the narrative

1) “faraway Peking” has a new name. What is it? Which country?

2) The sorcerer comes from the Maghreb. Name some countries in the Maghreb.

3) Aladdin has one piece of good fortune which ends up working against the sorcerer. What is the unintended consequence of the sorcerer’s gift?? What is the lesson here?

4) Who is really telling the story? Is it Scheherazade or an unknown story teller? Does it matter? Is there such a thing as being lost in the story?

Information Skills and Statistical Literacy

The success of Year 7 with Censusatschool was outstanding! The statistics will be very useful for the government when it plans how to invest the tax we pay!

Do you remember the questions below?

1) The time a student gets up on a school day.

2) The time a student gets up on holidays.

3) How far the student lives from school (i.e. travel time to school), and

4) How the student travels to school.

I know many students discussed these questions. Tell me

1) What time did most of your friends get up?

2) What was the furthest away your friends live?

3) How do most of your friends travel to school?

Other questions were about the environment and ecology.

1) Do you think global warming is true? If we have enough money can’t we burn as much petrol as we like?

2) Do you think shower heads and special light globes make a difference?

3) Is your best friend’s opinion the same as yours? What does your father say?

Questions on a bibliographic record.

Healthmoves 1

Healthmoves 1 : senior personal development, health & physical education

Janet Davy, Robbie Parker, John Patterson ; with Betty Barnes … [and others]

Names: Davy, Janet / Parker, Robbie / Patterson, John

Published: Port Melbourne: Heinemann, 1994

Subjects: Health / Personal development / Physical fitness

Physical Description: viii, 400 p. : ill.

Type: Text

SCIS: 791407

ISBN: 0-85859-714-4

Copies: 1 of 1 at Non Fiction 613 DAV

Answer the following questions.

1) Title :

2) Names :

3) Description :

4) Place of Publication :

5) Choose 2 Subjects :

6) Call Number :

7) Number of copies available:

Key Competencies

As we grow up we find that compared to some of our friends we find some skills easy and some not. No matter how well we can perform them we need some basic skills to get through school and get a job. These are called key competencies and include simple tasks like getting information and working in teams. You can prepare for the lesson by thinking about your favourite learning activities and the ones you don’t really look forward to. What is your best subject? Why do you think that?

Humour Literacy

Why did Polly put the kettle on? Because she had nothing else to wear.

When is it unlucky to see a black cat? When you are a mouse.

What do you call a room without any windows? A mushroom

How do you catch a monkey? Behave like a nut.

Why was the chef arrested? Because she kept beating the eggs.

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  1. Year 7 Information Literacy Term 3 Week 1

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    Aladdin’s narrative
    ‘In bed with him that night, like every night, her sister at their feet, she ends her tale, then waits. Her sister quickly takes her cue, and says, “I cannot sleep. Another, please?” Scheherazade takes one small nervous breath and she begins, “In faraway Peking there lived a lazy youth with his mama. His name? Aladdin. His papa was dead…” She tells them how a dark magician came, claiming to be his uncle, with a plan.. He took the boy out to a lonely place, gave him a ring he said would keep him safe, down to a cavern filled with precious stones, “Bring me the lamp!” and when Aladdin won’t, in darkness he’s abandoned and entombed…

    There now.

    Aladdin locked beneath the earth, she stops, her husband hooked for one more night.

    Next day
    she cooks
    she feeds her kids
    she dreams…
    Knowing Aladdin’s trapped,
    and that her tale
    has bought her just one day.
    What happens now?
    She wishes that she knew.’

    (from “Inventing Aladdin” pp 365-366 “Fragile Things” by Neil Gaiman (Headline, 2007)

    Questions on the narrative
    1) “faraway Peking” has a new name. What is it? Which country? I’m guessing it is somewhere in the arab world , or somewhere in Asia.
    2) The sorcerer comes from the Maghreb. Name some countries in the Maghreb. Algeria, Mali, Libya and Morocco.
    3) Aladdin has one piece of good fortune which ends up working against the sorcerer. What is the unintended consequence of the sorcerer’s gift?? What is the lesson here? The sorcerer’s gift allowed Aladdin to escape from the horrible situation he was in. The lesson here is simply as an idiom follows “ Every cloud has a silver lining” which means even though the situation may be horrible, there is always something good which would happen.
    4) Who is really telling the story? Is it Scheherazade or an unknown story teller? Does it matter? Is there such a thing as being lost in the story? I say that the unknown story teller is telling the story. To me, it doesn’t really matter and I believe there is such thing as being lost in the story.

    Information Skills and Statistical Literacy
    The success of Year 7 with Censusatschool was outstanding! The statistics will be very useful for the government when it plans how to invest the tax we pay!
    Do you remember the questions below?
    1) The time a student gets up on a school day.
    2) The time a student gets up on holidays.
    3) How far the student lives from school (i.e. travel time to school), and
    4) How the student travels to school.
    I know many students discussed these questions. Tell me
    1) What time did most of your friends get up? In the weekdays, they usually wake up around 7 am , but in weekends they sleep until 10 am.
    2) What was the furthest away your friends live? The furthest away my friends lived would probably be Lidcombe.
    3) How do most of your friends travel to school? Most of my friends travel by either car or train to school.
    Other questions were about the environment and ecology.
    1) Do you think global warming is true? If we have enough money can’t we burn as much petrol as we like? Yes. No, because we are still taking land from the earth and that is still is a problem to care about.
    2) Do you think shower heads and special light globes make a difference? Yes, because we can save in water bills and electricity creating a less emission for global warming.
    3) Is your best friend’s opinion the same as yours? What does your father say? My best friend’s opinion is similar to mine and my father says that he agrees with what I say.

    Questions on a bibliographic record.

    Healthmoves 1

    Healthmoves 1 : senior personal development, health & physical education
    Janet Davy, Robbie Parker, John Patterson ; with Betty Barnes … [and others]
    Names: Davy, Janet / Parker, Robbie / Patterson, John
    Published: Port Melbourne: Heinemann, 1994
    Subjects: Health / Personal development / Physical fitness
    Physical Description: viii, 400 p. : ill.
    Type: Text
    SCIS: 791407
    ISBN: 0-85859-714-4
    Copies: 1 of 1 at Non Fiction 613 DAV

    Answer the following questions.
    1) Title : Healthmoves 1
    2) Names : Davy, Janet/Parker, Robbie/ Patterson, John
    3) Description : 400 pages, illustrated, 8th of the whole series
    4) Place of Publication : Port Melbourne, Heinemann
    5) Choose 2 Subjects : Personal Development and Physical fitness
    6) Call Number : Non Fiction 613 DAV
    7) Number of copies available: 1

    Key Competencies
    As we grow up we find that compared to some of our friends we find some skills easy and some not. No matter how well we can perform them we need some basic skills to get through school and get a job. These are called key competencies and include simple tasks like getting information and working in teams. You can prepare for the lesson by thinking about your favourite learning activities and the ones you don’t really look forward to. What is your best subject? Why do you think that?

    Humour Literacy
    Why did Polly put the kettle on? Because she had nothing else to wear.
    When is it unlucky to see a black cat? When you are a mouse.
    What do you call a room without any windows? A mushroom
    How do you catch a monkey? Behave like a nut.
    Why was the chef arrested? Because she kept beating the eggs.
    If you want to comment go to https://informationliteracybghs.wordpress.com

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