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Taking Action! Teach students about social change with Malala
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Taking Action! Teach students about social change with Malala

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This Activity Toolkit is designed to expand on the DocAcademy lesson plans surrounding the He Named Me Malala documentary, and to engage pupils with local and global activism. Students can take action and Stand #WithMalala, think about their own rights and issues, and take action for their own causes. Activities like these can be used alongside the DocAcademy lesson plans, to engage after-school groups, form and tutor groups, as part of assemblies or year-group projects. The toolkit is full of practical ideas for use in and outside the classroom, and can be taught across English, RE, PHSE, Politics or Citizenship modules - any where students can learn and engage with social change.
Stand with Malala - English KS3-4 six-part lesson plan
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Stand with Malala - English KS3-4 six-part lesson plan

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This six-lesson unit is rooted in exploring the themes and issues portrayed in the He Named Me Malala documentary. The film introduces students to discussions surrounding unity, peace and education in the face of terrorism. These thought-provoking topics help to facilitate discussion among students, introduce them to writer’s purpose, as well as stimulate creative and non-fiction writing. These lessons are designed to help students develop their skills in English by providing inspiring stimulus and thought-provoking activities that combine numerous Assessment Objectives. The plans can be used alongside clips from the film that are freely available at www.docacademy.org/malala
Thank You For the Rain - English KS4 Key Language skills
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Thank You For the Rain - English KS4 Key Language skills

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Lesson plans to accompany free film clips from the award-winning documentary Thank You For the Rain. Clips are free to stream or download from Doc Academy [https://docacademy.org/tyftr/] These units take students from the farmlands of Kenya to the international climate change summit COP21 in Paris, helping teachers bring issues of global citizenship and responsibility into these core curriculum subject areas. For English, the clips provide a combination of first and third person narration as well as vivid and emotive scenes for rich creative writing prompts. Following Kenyan farmer Kisilu and his family as they battle the harsh reality of climate change we are shown how his natural talents as a motivational and persuasive speaker help change community and global attitudes. Thank You For The Rain offers an engaging and moving non-fiction text for pupils to use a stimulus to develop multiple English Language skills. The documentary uses a combination of first and third person narration as well as vivid and emotive scenes providing rich creative writing prompts. As we follow Kisilu (a Kenyan farmer) and his family, battling the harsh reality of climate change we are shown how his natural talents as a motivational and persuasive speaker help change community and global attitudes. The lesson plans cover all of the KS4 English Language assessment objectives. The lessons work as stand alone pieces for teachers looking to target individual AOs or can be taught as one cohesive unit as an imaginative and current non-fiction text.
InRealLife - Young people & the web
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InRealLife - Young people & the web

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With film education charity Into Film and inspired by documentary InRealLife, we look at the complex relationship young people have with the web. From the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, InRealLife looks at positive and negative effects and seeks to raise understanding about the webs impact on the lives of the young people who use it so actively. Opening discussion and debate on Internet-related issues, this KS4 full scheme of work comprises of 5 units tied directly to English National Curriculum, with pointers to ICT, PSHCE & Media Studies.
Thank You For the Rain KS3 English Language - climate change and critical thinking
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Thank You For the Rain KS3 English Language - climate change and critical thinking

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Lesson plans to accompany free film clips from the award-winning documentary Thank you for the Rain. Clips are free to stream or download from Doc Academy [https://docacademy.org/tyftr/] Thank You For The Rain offers an engaging and moving non-fiction text for pupils to use a stimulus to develop multiple English Language skills. The documentary uses a combination of first and third person narration as well as vivid and emotive scenes providing rich creative writing prompts. As we follow Kisilu (a Kenyan farmer) and his family, battling the harsh reality of climate change we are shown how his natural talents as a motivational and persuasive speaker help change community and global attitudes. The lesson plans cover all of the KS3 English Language assessment objectives. The lessons work as stand alone pieces for teachers looking to target individual AOs or can be taught as one cohesive unit as an imaginative and current non-fiction text.
Climate change KS5 Geography - real human stories to teach Global Governance, Water & Carbon cycles
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Climate change KS5 Geography - real human stories to teach Global Governance, Water & Carbon cycles

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This two-unit resource accompanies 10 film clips from the film Thank You For the Rain - available free on Doc Academy Thank You For The Rain touches upon core Geographical themes including the role of carbon and water cycles in shaping our environment and how humans both drive and mitigate against environmental change. Using film to examine these processes from the point of view of a Kenyan farmer turned climate activist, helps to bring them to life for students. This two-lesson unit covers physical and human processes within the curriculum, demonstrating how they are in fact interlinked. They could be used as a segue between the core themes of Water and Carbon Cycles and Global Governance. Lesson 1 focuses on the links between the carbon and water cycles and the role of feedback mechanisms in Kitui county, Kenya. Students will require some prior knowledge of the how these cycles work before embarking on this lesson. Lesson 2 follows on from Lesson 1 by assessing the role global agreements in mitigating against the effects of rising C02 levels and climate change and what this may mean for farmers such as Kisilu.
Teach with Malala - KS5 English six-part lesson plan
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Teach with Malala - KS5 English six-part lesson plan

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This six-lesson unit is rooted in exploring the themes and issues portrayed in the He Named Me Malala documentary. The film introduces students to discussions surrounding unity, peace and education in the face of terrorism. These thought-provoking topics help to facilitate discussion among students, introduce them to writer’s purpose, as well as stimulate creative and non-fiction writing. These lessons are designed to help students develop their skills in English Language and Literature at Key Stage Five level for both the UK and Scottish Curriculum.
Ping Pong - KS3 English - Full Lesson Plan
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Ping Pong - KS3 English - Full Lesson Plan

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From TES English & Doc Academy. In this series of lesson plans and resources, students explore their ability to develop a range of points about a given topic, using the documentary Ping Pong. All film clips for use with the resource pack are available for free via Doc Academy’s website. www.docacademy.org
Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #3 "The Journey"
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Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #3 "The Journey"

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In this lesson, students will use clips showing them aspects of Hassan’s journey from Syria to Europe to reflect on the techniques that storytellers use to build suspense, drama, and provide clues as to what will happen next in a non-fiction context. For the relevant free clips visit https://www.docacademy.org
Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #2 "Meeting Hassan"
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Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #2 "Meeting Hassan"

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In this lesson, students meet Hassan, an English teacher from Syria who shares his experience of leaving his country to travel to Europe. Students will use his story and narrative to analyse clips and texts for information and understanding, identifying information that is explicit from what is implied. For the relevant free clips visit https://www.docacademy.org
Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #5 "Responsibility"
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Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #5 "Responsibility"

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In this lesson, students reflect on Hassan, his character and his story, listen to others’ views and express their own, and find out what happened to him in the documentary Exodus. They then open up their reflections to read unseen texts about the migrant crisis from a variety of perspectives to compare writers’ ideas and perspectives, as well as how these are conveyed. For the relevant free clips visit https://www.docacademy.org
Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #4 "Calais"
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Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #4 "Calais"

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In this lesson students focus on the physical description of the Calais Migrant Camp and develop their own creative response. They will be demonstrating understanding of a literary conceit as an effective form of communication. For the relevant free clips visit https://www.docacademy.org
Bring climate change to life - Geography KS3 lesson plans and film clips
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Bring climate change to life - Geography KS3 lesson plans and film clips

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Full scheme of work to accompany free film clips from the award-winning climate change documentary Thank You For the Rain. Download clips for use in class free from Doc Academy This unit focuses on Kisilu Musya’s story as a way to explore the issue of climate change and the geographical processes that underpin it. Lesson 1 examines Kisilu’s life in rural Kenya and how changing climatic conditions are affecting his ability to farm and support his family. Lesson 2 highlights some of the challenges that Kisilu faces when trying to convince members of his community to join his fight against climate change. It touches upon developmental issues whilst encouraging students to develop their oracy skills. In Lesson 3 Kisilu delivers a speech at COP21 in Paris. Students are encouraged to consider the viewpoints of different countries and how a global agreement was reached. The extent to which the Paris Agreement can protect farmers like Kisilu from the effects of climate change is also discussed. The final lesson asks students to demonstrate what they’ve learnt about climate change by encouraging them to share their own message about climate change with others.
Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #1 "Exodus"
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Exodus English KS3-5 Lesson #1 "Exodus"

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In this lesson students focus on analysing a short text based on a documentary clip, creating questions to analyse it and pointing out structures that build narrative. For the relevant free clips visit https://www.docacademy.org