This interesting and engaging lesson enables students to build their understanding of the relationship between Gerald and Sheila, two of the main characters in ‘An Inspector Calls.’ In particular, students learn about about how both characters contribute to the downfall of Eva Smith, and how their relationship is affected as details of their actions emerge.
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 Gerald and Sheila's character profiles;
- Link Gerald and Sheila to the historical context of the play;
- Read and understand the section of the play in which Gerald is interviewed by the inspector;
- Analyse the effect of Gerald's revelations on the relationship of Gerald and Sheila;
- Create a diary-entry piece in which they consider Gerald's character and relationships with both Sheila and Daisy Renton;
-Peer/self-assess learning attempts.
This resource pack includes:
- A visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint presentation;
- A clear and interesting worksheet for the development task (with answer sheet);
- An extract from Act 2 of the play for students to read and interpret;
- Guidance for completing diary entries;
- 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.