Hope you find some of these teaching resources useful
The Happiest Refugee - Ahn Do
I did not write the 'unit of work' resource but it has been mentioned by several teachers on the ETA site and is available online. I found my 'Quotable Quotes' resource and contemporaneous photographs of the refugee period particularly helpful for highlighting key issues explored in the text. I used the other resources when I taught the text and as preparation for writing while about the memoir in 'Asian Voices 2, which was published by Phoenix Education and is available at Five Senses. Sections of this and other memoir texts would be useful COW resources to help students refine their writing skills for developing 'voice' within text.
'Yes Officer' was on last year's Standard Module C text list. If you have access to my 4th Edition Phoenix Standard Modules, you will find a detailed analysis of this poem.
'Invictus' by Ernest Henley
This is an excellent short but powerful poem for pre-exam skill development for the Common Module. I have uploaded a copy of the poem, an excellent student presentation of the poem and a teacher deconstruction for his class. I have used this poem many times with Standard and Advanced students but it has always prompted constructive discussion and informed analysis. One of my favourites and it is useful to have the students do some contextual research on Henley because it reinforces that it has a memoir, declarative resonance that prompts reader reflection. In an interview with Charlie Rose, above, Morgan Freeman discussed Mandela's reliance on William Ernest Henley's 1875 poem, Invictusto keep his hope alive: “That poem was his favorite… When he lost courage, when he felt like just giving up — just lie down and not get up again — he would recite it. A good H.E. version of the poem can be downloaded here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sW0-gJCg10