Robert Burns and Burns Night

This resource contains an informative and fully editable 47 slide PowerPoint lesson / assembly presentation on Scotland’s famous poet, Robert Burns (Robbie Burns), the ‘Ploughman Poet’. This is an ideal assembly for the New Year. It could be used early in January to show that Robert was the creator of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and, later in the month, for ‘Burns Night’ and ‘Burns Suppers’ which take place on the 25th January.

Contents include:

- The life story of Robert Burns (hyperlinks to highly engaging and animated versions of his life)

- Recitations of some of his most well-known poems - My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose, To A Mouse, To the Haggis, Auld Lang Syne, andTom O’ Shanter

- How Burns Night is celebrated

- Interesting facts about Robert Burns and his influence on others

The PowerPoint includes hyperlinks to an animated version of his life story, recitations of his poetry, ‘The Immortal Memory’ Speech, the cutting of the haggis, creating your own ‘Burns’ style poetry and many other activities including quizzes.

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Created: Dec 13, 2016

Updated: May 22, 2019


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