A 20 minute lesson designed for impressing an interview class, it keeps students focussed and puts the onus on them to take responsibility for introducing themselves to this important topic. This lesson would work as an introduction to the topic of the 'Cold War'. The starter activity is layers of inference around Bruce Russell’s 1945 cartoon, “Time to bridge the Gulch”. The main task is a 'Find someone who...' activity, which promotes literacy, individual and group work, and ensures that all students take responsibility for their learning and the learning of others. The extension task is included on the worksheet and in the lesson plan, and plenary task rounds back to the starter cartoon and any new comments or questions students may have.
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