English & EAL

Imaginative Landscape External Resources

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Lisa Tran

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It is important to further your understanding of Imaginative Landscape with examples apart from the texts your school has chosen. Additional reading will enable you to develop a greater knowledge base, meaning you’ll possess a wider (and more creative) perspective for essay prompts. Area of Study 2, or Writing in Context encourages students to use multiple resources in writing. This means you can use examples of Imaginative Landscape from news, history, literature, personal experiences etc. There are no limits to what examples you can use in your Context essay. Below are some ideas to get you thinking about Imaginative Landscape examples outside VCE texts:

Australian media

  1. Indigenous Australians
  2. Asylum seekers
  3. Drought in Australia
  4. Water restriction in Australia
  5. Violence against Indians in Australia
  6. Multiculturalism
  7. Australian landmarks – Sydney Oprah House, Ayres Rock
  8. Natural disasters – 2010 to 2011 Queensland floods, Black Saturday bushfires
  9. Man-made environmental disasters – Great Barrier Reef, Black Saturday bush fires

International media

  1. Islamification
  2. Climate change
  3. Three Gorges Dam
  4. 2011 Norway attacks
  5. 2011 Alexandria bombing
  6. Natural disasters – 2011 Tohoku earthquake, 2010 Haiti earthquake
  7. Man-made environmental disasters – Deforestation in Indonesia, BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Events in History

  1. 2010 attacks against places of worship in Malaysia
  2. Tiananmen Square massacre
  3. The Holocaust
  4. 9 / 11
  5. World Wars
  6. Cambodian Genocide
  7. Natural disasters – 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2008 Cyclone Nargis
  8. Man-made environmental disasters – Pacific Ocean dead zone, Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  9. Famous landmarks – Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat

Quotes on Imaginative Landscape

  1. “Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.” – Henri Federic Amiel
  2. “The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does.” – Molly Parker
  3. “We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behaviour and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.” – Lawrence Durrell
  4. “Alas! How little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!” – Henry David Thoreau
  5. “Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological.” – Jim Hodges
  6. “There is nothing in which birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.” – Robert Wilson Lynd
  7. “While the river of life glides along smoothly, it remains the same river; only the landscape on either bank seems to change.” – Max Muller
  8. “For it is a land of illusion, a place in the mind, a shimmering mirage of riches and mystery and death. These illusions have distorted its landscape and contorted its history.” – Richard E. Lingenfelter
  9. “Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.” – Mervyn Peake
  10. “Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.” – Charles Lindbergh

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