Analyse the impact of series of War Child charity posters that look at child soldiers and the lives of children living in war zones.
Starter: Guess the target audience of 4 texts:
1. CBeebies website
2. Financial Times website
3. New Moon cinema poster
4. Call of Duty COD 4 computer game box cover
Task 1: Groupwork - Analysis of War Child charity posters - available to download from warchild.org.uk/schools
Task 2: Independent written task: Write a newspaper article about the issues raised.
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Pirates Smugglers and Shipwrecks Guided Reading Scripts plus Quiz
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3 scripts, with 6 speakers each:
• Pirates Ahoy! Script
• Smugglers Alert! Script
• Shipwrecks! Script
• Pirates Quiz
This 'interview' draws out the main historical facts available on these characters. Additional background information is supplied at the end of the play – with a quiz (30 Q & A) to follow.
Sample Text 1: Duration around 10 minutes
Interviewer: Something tells me we’re not going to get a lot of sense out of Captain Morgan this morning!
Mary Read: Oh! Don’t you worry! You wouldn’t believe what us pirates are capable of – even after a large number of rums!
Interviewer: Hmm. So I’ve heard! But perhaps we’d better start with this Welshman
Black Bart: Who? Me?
Interviewer: No. I’ll come to you in a minute. I was going to have a few words with Captain Morgan here – whilst he’s still capable of speech!
Blackbeard: (Hissing) You’d better get in there quick, then! And I’d make it a simple question, if I were you!
Interviewer: OK. So, why are pirates, pirates?
Cpt. Morgan: Because they Arrrrrrrrrrr!
Sample Text 2: Duration: around 5 - 10 mins
Interviewer: Now, come along, gentlemen! Perhaps we are being a little heavy on Mr. Johnstone! Don’t you agree, Mr. Trenchard?
Trenchard: Actually, I’m with them on this one! However much I might have disapproved of the violence I saw going on around me, nothing would have made me turn my old mates in!
Interviewer: Well, of course not!
Copinger: But that’s what this gentleman did!
Rattenbury: Not only did he swap sides as in swapping what country he fought for but he also went from being the hunted to the hunter!
Interviewer: You mean, he became a revenue man?
Kingsmill: (Spitting) He did indeed! How much lower could he stoop?
Shipwrecks - Sample Text 3
Duration: Around 5 minutes
(SOSD stands for Salty Old Sea Dogs)
S.O.S.D. 1: OK. So what about that Marie Celeste?
S.O.S.D. 2: Indeed. What about that Marie Celeste? Nobody knows!
S.O.S.D. 3: There may have been survivors – but there was no sign of them when the sailing ship was found drifting in the Atlantic Ocean, 1872.
S.O.S.D. 4: Did they abandon ship? Were they attacked? Nobody will ever know what happened. It’s one of those Bermuda Triangle riddles that has no answer.
Maya Guided Reading Scripts or Readers Theater (5 scripts 6 speakers each)
Great supplementary resource to Maya Class Play/Assembly
1. Where? And When?
5. Popol Vuh
Duration per script (plus quiz plus discussion) - around 20 mins
Play 1 Where? When?
Narrator: So, a great time of achievement. (Pauses) What went wrong?
Maya 1: You mean, our virtual collapse?
Historian: 750 to 900 AD.
Maya 2: Well, that’s when it started. It continued in the Post Classic era,
Historian: 900 to 1550 AD.
Maya 3: Huh! The rise of the Aztecs!
Narrator: But what happened to you lot?
Maya 1: Well, we didn’t really help ourselves
Maya 2: We were always fighting!
Narrator: What? Yourselves?
Maya 3: Fraid so!
Maya 1: And there was only so much farmland left
Maya 2: After all our building work.
Archaeologist: Fabulous sites!
Maya 3: But not enough food to go round.
Narrator: But you didn’t die out altogether.
Maya 1: Oh no! Look, here we are today!
1. How would you describe where in America the Maya lived?
2. Name two of the central states.
3. What stretches of water were to either side?
4. Where did most of the Maya live?
5. What was the term used to cover these ‘middle American’ people?
6. Name three other civilisations.
7. When was the Pre-Classic Period?
1. Discuss the different ways of finding out about people and things from the past.
2. Discuss possible alternative explanations as to why the Maya civilisation went into decline.
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