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1 The Journey

2 Metaphors for Journeys

3 See-Think- Wonder Look at the Road What do you see? What do you think is happening? Why do you think that? What are you wondering ? Write your thoughts and share with your group

4 Types of Journeys PhysicalInnerImaginative

5 Physical Journeys and Inner Journeys What are they? When we go on a Physical journey we meet new people, we see new places and we experience new and amazing situations and events Our Inner spirit or soul is challenged and enriched by these experiences, people and places Write a one page first person narrative about how you have been enriched spiritually by a physical journey

6 Physical

7 Inner Journey

8 Events that can bring about an inner journey DIVORCE SEPARATION TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE MIGRATION BULLYING MOVEMENT AND CHANGE AN IMPRESSIVE PERSONS ACTIONS

9 Inner Journeys Synonyms Alternative words for Physical Journey PASSAGE FLIGHT OUTING PILGRAMAGE TOUR MOVEMENT SAFARI WANDER RIDE MISSION JAUNT CROSSING TREK EXCURSION Alternative words for Inner Journey INSIDE INTERIOR SECRET SPIRITUAL INNERMOST CENTRAL INTRINSIC PRIVATE INTIMATE HIDDEN NOT OBVIOUS INTERNAL PERSONAL

10 The Concept of the Journey Journeys can provide opportunities for people to challenge themselves physically, emotionally and intellectually Journeys allow people to gain insight into themselves and the world Journeys provide opportunities for people to be challenged Journeys change people in a variety of ways Journeys may involve obstacles Inner journeys involve exploring yourself

11 Think- Puzzle- Explore This is a THINKING Routine for deeper thinking and deeper inquiry What do you think you know about the topic – Journey? Discuss your ideas with a partner Write down your thoughts about the topic- Journey Give reasons for your thoughts

12 Think-Puzzle- Explore What questions or puzzles do you have about the topic? Discuss these puzzles or questions with your partner Present your questions to the class

13 Think-Puzzle-Explore What does the topic make you want to explore? Students share their inquiry queries to their partner Students then share their inquiry results with their group and the class

14 Inner journeys Inner journeys  In our study of the Inner journeys we will read and explore the ways in which texts depict journeys of the mind and spirit.  We will examine the underlying ideas about inner journeys and consider how the power of the inner journey challenges our thinking and how we have gained a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us  We will explore how composers represent their ideas on journeys of the spirit and mind in their texts

15 Forces that Initiate Journeys Maturation Internal desire External events Influences of other people Spirituality Spirituality What others can you come up with? Critical Reflection What are the forces that have initiated journeys in your own life? What are the forces that initiate the journeys of the characters/personas in the texts you will study

16 See-Think and Wonder Cartoon analysis linked to Section 1 What is the journey you can see? What aspect of the journey do you see? How has the composer shown meaning in this cartoon?

17 See-Think-Wonder

18 The Concept of the Journey Journeys can provide opportunities for people to challenge themselves physically, emotionally and intellectually Journeys allow people to gain insight into themselves and the world Journeys provide opportunities for people to be challenged Journeys change people in a variety of ways Journeys may involve obstacles Inner journeys involve exploring yourself

19 Consequences of Journeys Changes in the individual- physically, psychologically, intellectually Changes in society eg. New collective knowledge and lifestyle through discoveries, effect of physical conquests May provide inspiration for the journeys of others

20 See-Think-Wonder What do you see? What do you think is going on? What do you see that makes you say that? In your group explain what you are thinking about the painting and the journey e.g type of journey etc Provide evidence for your thoughts about what you see ( Visual techniques)

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22 Wonder What are you wondering about the characters in this painting Share your wonderings with a partner and then write down the thoughts of your group Share your wonderings with the class

23 Step Inside a character in the painting I want you now to imagine, to wonder, to become……… a character I want you to think about what the character is thinking at that time? I want you to think about what that character is feeling? I want you to think about how the character is changing I want you to write in 1 st person narrative from the character’s perspective

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25 Task Record this information in your “Journey” workbook in Section 15 Related Texts

26 Journey of Michael Oher The Blind Side is a true story about Michael Oher – a famous football player in the USA It is a film based on the non-fiction book ‘Blind Side’ by Michael Lewis It is a Physical journey? It is an Inner journey ?

27 Blind Side This is a film text about the life and career of Michael Oher Emotive dialogue gives emphasis to the central themes of love, hope, redemption, courage and trust Characterization gives emphasis to the inner journeys of Michael Oher and the Tuohy family The performance of each of the characters in the movie exemplifies these characters

28 Journeys involve obstacles Film techniques such as flash backs show the inner journey of Michael Oher as he reflects on his turbulent past. His horrific childhood, where he would close his eyes to ignore the ugly events surrounding his drug addicted mother The inner journey is evident through the body language and facial expressions Eyes down showing low self esteem, Setting –stadium where Oher is collecting food and them Imaginative Question: What journey is evident in the Blind Side by Michael Lewis?

29 Journeys allow people to gain new insights about themselves The sound track is so relevant to the journey of Michael as he returns home with Leanne to find his clothes The use of colour – black and white through the flashback as we move into the photographic past ‘ Do you have somewhere to sleep Michael… don’t lie to me boy…. “ Michael learns kindness from Leanne Tuohy in this opening scent. Low angle shots give emphasis to Michael’s size and yet due to his background, HIS WORLD, he has such a low self worth Michael has his world- the Thouys have their world

30 Journey’s challenge the power of our thinking In 12 months Michael Oher changed from a homeless young man to a young man with confidence. He went to church and improved his grades. He dressed beautifully and was the most sort after football player in Memphis. In the scene where he returns home to collect his clothing we have slow motion, low angle shots with eyes down and sad facial expression Leanne changes this body language. She develops self esteem in Michael.

31 Michael Oher’s Journey Journeys allow people to respond to challenges Journey involve obstacles Journeys allow people to gain new insights about themselves Journeys challenge the power of our thinkng Journeys provide us opportunities to extend ourselves intellectually

32 Response to Blind Side After Viewing the Blind Side Write 2 pages about the ‘Journey of Michael Oher You will need to use the viewing sheets to complete your response

33 Question Starters WHAT IF SHE HAD TOLD MICHAEL THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT? How would it be different if Nonna had shared her secret? Suppose that Josie had not met John Barton?

34 What makes you say that? Consider the chapter that this scene is taken from in the narrative text What is going on? What do you see that makes you say that? Share your interpretation of this scene with your group Give reasons and explanations for your answers Share your responses with the class Consider the inner journey of the characters and the importance of this scene to the plot of the narrative What would happen if you removed the scene from the novel?

35 What Makes you say that? Josie finds out that her father Michael is in Sydney Chapter 6 “He does not want a complication” John Barton explains his unhappy life to Josie Michael helps Josie in Chapter 8 Relationship strengthens Michael tells her “If I had to choose a daughter, I would have chosen you”

36 Josie’s Journey Journey of discovery about herself and her family Josie searches for own cultural identity Josie struggles as a poor student amongst wealthy students in a private girls school in Glebe, Sydney Her search is involves finding out about : - Role of the family - Cultural issues - Relationships Role of family You will need to use the viewing sheets to complete your response

37 Josie’s Journey Role of family - Josie’s father Michael Andretti ( Chapter 6), He wants to adopt her ( chapter 8) and he wants her to live with him in Balmain, Sydney- she finally finds acceptance - Josie’s mother Christina has had difficulties raising a child on her own- Josie does not accept her male friend- she grows to understand her mother’s difficulties - Failed relationship of her Nonna and Francesco and the difficulties that Nonna had as a new immigrant in Australia - Strained relationship between Christina and her father

38 Josie’s Journey Cultural issues - Josie’s family is part of the Italian community - Grandmother with arranged marriage, Francesco – way of life in Australia very different to Italy - Journey learns that she need not be ashamed of who she is and to cherish the old ways and her family - “ Culture is nailed into you so deep you can’t escape it” - Girls at school come from racist backgrounds – they call her a “wog’

39 Josie’s Journey Relationships Relationship with Jacob Coote – local boy – lives in Redfern and goes to a government school Relationship with Jacob Coote – local boy – lives in Redfern and goes to a government school She learns that despite his social status – he is tough but sensitive and he loves his family She learns that despite his social status – he is tough but sensitive and he loves his family John Barton is her ‘idol’ – she would like to change her status with him John Barton is her ‘idol’ – she would like to change her status with him John, however, has no ‘say’ in his life- it is planned for him by his father, a politician John, however, has no ‘say’ in his life- it is planned for him by his father, a politician The only way out is to ‘Suicide’ The only way out is to ‘Suicide’ Josie comes to see the differences and the similarities between her life and that of the two boys Josie comes to see the differences and the similarities between her life and that of the two boys She accepts ‘who she is’ She accepts ‘who she is’

40 Take on a character and share your viewpoint about life’s journey

41 Step INSIDE Josie Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen, illegitimate and in her final year at a wealthy school. It is the year her father comes back into her life, the year she falls in love, the year she discovers the secrets of her family’s past and the year she sets herself free, “I’ll run one day- run to be free and think for myself not as an Australian and not as an Italian

42 Step Inside Josie We have studied scenes from the narrative text……. I want you now to imagine, to wonder, to become……… Josie I want you to think about what she is thinking about her school, friends and family I want you to think about what she is feeling about her life Write in first person narrative

43 The Structure of the Journey Narrative All journey narratives share a basic structure: Orientation The responder is introduced to the character/persona and becomes aware of who they are before they embark on their journey. Complication Events and/or circumstances lead the character/persona to embark on their journey. Climax The character/persona of the text encounters obstacles or discovers something new about their journey. This is usually about 2/3 through the text and is the turning point in their journey Resolution The responder can see that the character/persona has clearly been changed by their journey. This new person can clearly be contrasted with the persona/character that the responder was introduced to in the orientation.

44 Imaginative Journey Narrative

45 Inner Journey Narrative This could be based on a True story This could be a fictional story which is based on a factual experience by someone you know or by you but written in third person

46 Inner and Physical Journey Narrative

47 Example of the Journey Narrative OrientationComplicationClimaxResolution The responder is introduced to the setting and the character and situation. The protagonist experiences a problem that brings about … The protagonist may encounter difficulties and differences in other cultures that are not like their own and therefore difficult to understand. The protagonist overcomes fears and misunderstandings of other cultures. Because of this they reach a new understanding of themselves and world.

48 Journey Grid JourneyAspects Looking for Alibrandi My Brother VInnie Arrival Blind Side Obstacles And challenges Opportunities for people to change themselves physically, emotionally and intellectually People to gain insight into themselves and the world Journeys allow you to gain insight into yourself and others Consequences of the journey

49 Task OrientationComplicationClimaxResolution Prescribed Text Looking for Alibrandi Text Two


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