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Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 4 Drama (OCR)

Blood Brothers Knowledge Organiser for Key Stage 4 Drama (OCR)

A knowledge organiser to assist knowledge of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers. This coincides with the new GCSE OCR Specification and expectations. Aids students knowledge and learning of the play and acts as a revision tool too. Focusing on the plot, characters (in great detail), stage configuration and genre, playwright, themes and keywords.

By csims6

Words That Burn

Words That Burn

The Words That Burn project will support teachers and secondary students to explore human rights and express themselves through poetry. The free teaching resource includes lesson plans and activity ideas, an extensive collection of relevant and exciting poems and AV links to spoken word performances. Each term there will be supplementary information about an individual who is at risk because their rights are being violated. Students can choose to write solidarity or protest poems for that person and Amnesty will forward the poems. Young people will discover that their voice matters and their words can make a difference.

By AmnestyInternational

Puppet Poster Pack 2 - Puppets Around the World.

Puppet Poster Pack 2 - Puppets Around the World.

A set of ten large posters for classroom display depicting puppets from around the world. Each poster features a colourful closeup photograph of the type of puppet, a brief description, a detail photo and a thumbnail map of the world depicting its location. An introductory poster provides an overview of the puppets and their locations around the world. Each poster also has a QR code that links to relevant web resources The pack would be useful for primary / lower secondary classroom displays, as stimulus pictures for project based learning or Arts units, or as reference material.

By OzFlynx

Photocraphy club / society 'get started' kit

Photocraphy club / society 'get started' kit

Kick start your Photography Society with these starting resources. Includes: - A 'Photographers help kit' including 50 ideas to help your students begin finding interesting photography shots, in PDF, PPT and PUB format for easy editing and printing. - Invitations to send to your new members - An event / society poster to help promote your new or existing club. Free to download until September!

By harle

Back to School Class building: making a personal CLASS PUZZLE as a metaphor for the class

Back to School Class building: making a personal CLASS PUZZLE as a metaphor for the class

This is an idea for an activity to do with a class to strengthen the class spirit and unity within the class. Full instructions are included, but it comes down to this: Students each colour a piece of a class puzzle. When all the pieces are put together, the puzzle is a beautiful tool for a class discussion: By asking questions in a group discussion, lead the students to understanding the metaphor of this puzzle: Look at this beautiful colourful creation, that we made as a group effort! The puzzle symbolizes our class. Each of you is a very special piece of this puzzle. The puzzle, and thus the class, is unique, because each of you is unique. Everyone has their own way talents, their own way of adding colour to the class! We all need each other to make the class complete: with just one puzzle piece missing or not fitting in properly with the others, the whole puzzle wouldn’t be complete. We are each different - we have different colours -, but what binds us is the class itself and what we share - the black marker lines! We need to do our best to fit together, give each other space. TOGETHER we are this class!

By CreativeClassics

Alice in Wonderland Creativity Project

Alice in Wonderland Creativity Project

A series of activities with stimuli related to 'Alice in Wonderland': costume and make-up design, set design, storyboarding and mask-making. Includes words and images for display.

By rwebbie

Back To School Backpacks

Back To School Backpacks

Two really fun options for your students to create a Back To School Backpack Option #1 - Use all of the templates provided and students will craft their own backpacks. Option #2 - Begin with a paper bag and use the templates provided to create a paper bag backpack. Both great options ... you decide what is best for your students. There are many options for writing activities included: - on the straps - on the front cover - a secret pocket which students complete inserts and drop into the pocket - 5 interactive templates created so you can have students tell you more about themselves, what makes them happy, what they are good at, a little about their family, a goal for the year, find someone who .... likes/can/wants to etc. - have used graphics for boys and for girls What you need: Paper (light cardstock would be extra special), coloring pencils, glue, paper bags (if that is the option you choose) I have included step by step directions and visuals to assist you in assembling these backpacks. Also, view the YouTube video on how to assemble these backpacks at: https://youtu.be/wRzF5eGyFME Look at the video and decide which backpack is better suited for your students - the paper bag backpack for the little ones, the regular backpack for students in the older grades. You must save this file on your computer. Then open and print on 8 1/2 x 14 (legal size) paper. Otherwise, your product will not be set up properly. Hope you love it! The completed backpack will stand about 8" tall. Use it all year long and have students complete items and drop them into their backpacks!

By Artsy-Crafter

Back To School Backpacks

Back To School Backpacks

Two really fun options for your students to create a Back To School Backpack Option #1 - Use all of the templates provided and students will craft their own backpacks. Option #2 - Begin with a paper bag and use the templates provided to create a paper bag backpack. Both great options ... you decide which is a better option for your students. There are many options for writing activities included: - on the straps - on the front cover - a secret pocket which students complete inserts and drop into the pocket - 5 interactive templates created so you can have students tell you more about themselves, what makes them happy, what they are good at, a little about their family, a goal for the year, find someone who ... likes/can/wants to etc. - have used graphics for boys and for girls What you need: Paper (light cardstock would be extra special), coloring pencils, glue, paper bags (if that is the option you choose) I have included step by step directions and visuals to assist you in assembling these backpacks. Also, view the YouTube video on how to assemble these backpacks at: https://youtu.be/_CC35oQPdho Look at the video and decide which backpack is better suited for your students - the paper bag backpack for the little ones, the regular backpack for students in the older grades. You must save this file on your computer. Then open and print on 8 1/2 x 14 (legal size) paper. Otherwise, your product will not be set up properly. Hope you love it! The completed backpack will stand about 8" tall. Use it all year long and have students complete items and drop them into their backpacks!

By Artsy-Crafter

Full Script of  a play/musical of Oliver Twist

Full Script of a play/musical of Oliver Twist

This is a script that has been performed successfully by primary school aged children with adults, but can be performed by high school age and above. It's 1 hour without an interval but has been written as two 30 minute Acts. Including the music adds about 10 minutes on each Act. The lines are suitable for children to learn (in our performance Oliver and Dodger were 8 years old) and has a suitable ending for a children's production. The cover picture gives you an idea of costume and staging. I have had media consents to use this picture.

By rosie_m

Puppet Poster Pack 1 - Types of Puppets

Puppet Poster Pack 1 - Types of Puppets

A set of ten large posters for classroom display depicting different types of puppets including hand puppets, rod puppets, marionettes and claymation. Each poster features a large, colourful closeup photograph of the type of puppet, a brief description and smaller photos of variations on that type. An introductory poster provides a definition and background with an illustrated list of the types of puppets in the pack. The pack would be useful for primary / lower secondary classroom displays, as stimulus pictures for project based learning or Arts units, or as reference material.

By OzFlynx

Learning with Nature: Lesson Plan & Film

Learning with Nature: Lesson Plan & Film

Students watch the short film, Into the Middle of Nowhere by Anna Frances Ewert, which follows a group of young children as they engage in imaginative play at an outdoor nursery in Scotland. In this lesson, students consider how interacting with nature can help young people develop confidence, creativity, and resilience. Students examine their personal habits regarding time spent outdoors vs. time spent indoors (particularly with electronics) and reflect on their own unique relationships with the natural world. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story. English and Spanish versions of the lesson plan are available for download.

By Global_Oneness_Project