While teaching the AQA Power and Conflict poetry, I found that a substantial amount of my time was used on researching and collating the context (AO3) of the poems themselves. I wanted to create an easy, versatile resource from which to draw teaching points and pertinent information.
The students should be able to draw visual clues to the tone and themes behind each of the poems (helpful for lower ability learners). I created the posters with the hope that, when a student sees the poster, they get an immediate, visceral sense of the poem itself, either before or after having read it. Additionally, the use of colours and photographs should hopefully mean students remember the information more effectively.
The resource pack contains the PowerPoint slides for each poem (‘Checking Out Me History’ has two) and a PDF document with the same pages. The slides can be used for teaching within a lesson, while the PDF document is meant to be used for select and retrieve activities or summarising activities, as posters in a classroom or as a revision resource.