This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to build their understanding of Inspector Goole, one of the chief protagonists in ‘An Inspector Calls.’ In particular, students understand the Inspector’s main characteristics and quotations. They also contemplate whether they feel the Inspector presents the voice and key messages of Priestley himself.
The lesson follows a clear, logical, bite-size learning journey, which guides students towards differentiated learning objectives. Over the course of this journey, they become able to:
- Recall and understand the key features of The Inspector's character profile;
- Link The Inspector to Priestley's key messages and the context of the play;
- Piece together the Eva Smith case from the viewpoint of The Inspector;
- Read and understand the final section of the play;
- Analyse the character further in response to key quotations;
- Argue the extent to which the Inspector presents the views of Priestley himself;
- Peer/self-assess learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- A clear and interesting worksheet on interpreting The Inspector's character;
- Extract from Act 3 of the play for students to read and interpret;
- Inspector's notepad to piece together the Eva Smith case;
- A scaffolded template for students to complete the main analysis task;
- A detailed lesson plan, complete with what the teacher and students should aim to achieve at each stage of the lesson.
All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint.