This informative and highly engaging resource is ideal for a whole school January assembly on the famous 'ploughman' poet from Scotland, Robert Burns (Robbie Burns / Rabbie Burns), who went on to become 'The People's Poet'. Early in January, it could be used to show that Robert was the creator of 'Auld Lang Syne' and, later on in the month, for 'Burns Night' and 'Burns Suppers'.
The fully editable 47 slide PowerPoint includes the life story of Robert Burns (hyperlinks to highly engaging and animated versions of his life - choice of age-appropriate links available in the PowerPoint) 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 and Tom O' Shanter. It also details what happens on Burns Night which is celebrated in Scotland and all over the world on the 25th January and contains interesting facts about the influence of Robert Burns on people such as Steinbeck and JD Salinger.
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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