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Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

Research task getting students to find key facts on the life of Nelson Mandela. Students are also given a famous quote from Mandela about education. They must make their own interpretations of this and write a PEE paragraph about it. Good activity/starter/homework to lead you into a more in depth discussion or tasks about Nelson Mandela
xxnats1989xx
Benjamin Zephaniah Reading Guide

Benjamin Zephaniah Reading Guide

This Resource Pack is based on Gangsta Rap and Refugee Boy, two novels by the author, performance poet and all-round teachers’ favourite. We know that you’re probably familiar with him already; you might even teach books by him as part of your KS3 curriculum – but this pack is designed to give you new ideas to support your planning, or to serve as a general introduction to the themes in his work. What’s more, it coincides with the publication of two beautiful new editions of both titles, showcasing how in today’s society Zephaniah’s voice is even more relevant, powerful and important than ever.
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Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

Biographies of Notable People - Reading Comprehension Worksheets Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts narrate the life and work of a number of notable individuals from the world of politics, science and arts. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, character match and definitions matching exercises, word searches and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate

Streetcar Named Desire: American Civil War Debate

Lesson focusing on the historical context of the play. Students will explore the American Civil War through debate. They will then analyse how the Emancipation Proclamation affected America and influenced the setting and characters in the play. To end the lesson, students will make connections between America then and now and question how much ideas of race and equality has changed.
xxnats1989xx
Structure in chapter 1- The boy in the striped pajamas.

Structure in chapter 1- The boy in the striped pajamas.

This lesson looks at the various structure techniques used by John Boyne and their effects on the reader. The extract explored covers, character entrances, tension, atmosphere and mood change and repetition. Students are shown a model example to give them the tools/skills ready to create their own structure analysis.
kirstygemmell2809
Reading and writing a speech

Reading and writing a speech

A G.C.S.E English Language paper 2 practice/revision resource. Learners will need existing knowledge of 'write to persuade', language devices and sentence forms. Includes a speech extract, language question (similar to AQA GCSE Language, paper 2, Q3) and writing task.
sam_j83
Black History Month - Reading Comprehension Bundle

Black History Month - Reading Comprehension Bundle

This Reading Comprehension worksheets bundle is suitable for upper intermediate to proficient ESL learners. The texts describe the origins of slavery in South America, the abolitionist and post-abolitionist movement as well as Martin Luther King's life and work. After carefully reading each text, students are required to complete some comprehension exercises including: questions, gap filling exercises, True or False, definitions matching exercises, word searches, classroom discussions and crosswords. The vocabulary used in the text is rather advanced and can also be used for IGSCE, TOEFL or IELTS vocabulary building purposes. The handout can be completed in class or assigned for homework.
MariaPht
Working Class Hero: a song and discussion lesson about school, class division and 'the system'

Working Class Hero: a song and discussion lesson about school, class division and 'the system'

This is a thought-provoking advanced ESL lesson plan for teens and adults about school, working life, class differences, getting a job and societal pressure. Good for a debate class and includes discussion questions. The students will listen to a John Lennon song and discuss. As an ESL activity, this includes a listening activity where students have puzzle pieces and must stick them together as they listen to the words of the song. Once completed correctly, the reverse of the puzzle shows a fat banker giving crumbs to the poor. Can also be used for a sociology class.
stuartallen77
Made in Britain: a discussion lesson plan about crime and juvenile delinquency

Made in Britain: a discussion lesson plan about crime and juvenile delinquency

This lesson plan is for teachers of older teens and adults who want to have a discussion lesson about crime, youth crime, juvenile delinquency and how the state deals with young offenders and kids going off-track. It provides a platform for thoughtful discussion and debate. Teachers may use parts of the docu-film 'Made in Britain', staring Tim Roth. There are selected scenes in the lesson plan and start/stop times for each scene.
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