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Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond

Digital storytelling & Love and devotion

This inquiry unit details how you can use digital storytelling to represent classic Persian tales.

Refer to the Digital storytelling & Love and devotion curriculum outcomes to see how this unit aligns with VELS standards for levels 4 and 5.


  • Brainstorm and investigate definitions and examples of digital storytelling. See Useful websites for a list of digital storytelling resources. Try using Wallwisher, a digital brainstorming tool that allows you to create a virtual wall that students can add their own messages or 'stickynotes' to.


  • Define different forms of digital storytelling. Examples may include: a narrated story with images and/or video, an audio-only podcast, a story with images and no audio, or an online comic strip.
  • For each form, record findings for: online and software resources available, equipment and planning required, and examples of digital stories.




  • Develop a rubric that allows students, teachers or peers to evaluate progress, and supports students in reflecting on their learning and identifying future goals.
  • Consider the relevant VELS for your activity. Refer to the Digital storytelling & Love and devotion curriculum outcomes.

Love & devotion in the UK

The Bodleian Libraries is showing its own presentation of the Love and devotion exhibition at the Exhibition Room, Bodleian Library, in Oxford, England, between 29 November 2012 and 28 April 2013.

Learn more about how you can visit this exhibition on the Bodleian Libraries website.


Love and devotion: Persian Cultural Crossroads

This two-day conference held in April 2012 featured distinguished international guests and Australian specialists exploring cultural convergences in literature, the arts and architecture, history and philosophy within Persia's cultural sphere and Europe, from the 11th century to the present day.

For information on keynote speakers & topics discussed, visit our conference page

Visit the exhibition

The Love and devotion exhibition took place from 9 March to 1 July 2012. In-depth information about the exhibits and themes can be found on this website.

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