- Characterization - Contrast Between Tony and Billy
Various points for comparison between the two characters, before completing an evaluation task. Requires a couple of viewings of the film to allow students to both analyse characterization and film techniques.
- Characterization - Billy's Protests!
In a climate of political protests over Thatcher's conservative Government and the closure of several mines across Northern England and Wales, what are some of Billy's emotional protests?
- How Relationships Shape Meaning - Overcoming Adversity
A series of analytical questions that unpacks answers to how relationships between the text and the viewer shape meaning.
- Into the World - Into the World of Adulthood
How is into the world defined in this film and how does it become part of the the director's purpose? Two tasks, one analytical and the other evaluative to focus students on what into the world means in this film.
- Key Ideas - Sacrifice
There are both inner and outer struggles evident in this film. One of the most obvious is the idea of sacrifice – what prompts the characters, how significant is each sacrifice, and what are the positive/negative consequences? Think about what examples of sacrifice there are in the film and fill out the flow charts which looks at each example's significance and outcomes.
- Techniques - The Opening Scene
Questions designed to get students used to integrating techniques into their answers when analyzing film - focuses on the opening scenes.