This class prepares students for university-level literature and humanities courses in the Aurora College Teacher Education program. Literary and visual texts, that is, literature in a broad sense, related to the theme of identity and community and produced mainly by Aboriginal authors in a variety of genres and forms, will be explored. Individually and collaboratively, students will study and reflect on these works in relation to their own experience. Students will explore, practice and develop their skills in the six strands of communication: reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing, with an emphasis on reading and writing. Aboriginal perspectives will be an integral part of course delivery.