13 resources including a PowerPoint activity:
- An Evening with the Characters
An extensive task focusing on the key idea of the contrast between humanity and nature. Requires some class participation and individual analysis. The power point with the same name accompanies this task sheet. 6 characters from the book are interviewed and the class examines their responses. Includes a synthesis task where students must reflect on how each character feels after the interview.
- PowerPoint: An Evening with the Characters
Understanding the great divide between nature and humanity. An interactive task for the whole class. Teacher can dramatise this power point by selecting class members to represent each character and come forward to the front of the room to read their question to 'fate' (a student dressed up who acts as a symbolic fate). The teacher can then discuss the answers fate gives (which are on the power point). OR Students can examine each question a character from the book asks fate and write their own answers before the teacher reveals the answer slide with the reply fate gives. For more extensive instructions, see the worksheet 'An Evening with the Characters' above.
- Figurative Language
Students analyse a war photo and an officer photo before contrasting this with the way Malouf describes similar scenes in the novel. Contains a writing task as well.
- Reading Between the Lines Three Levels Guide
A post reading task which explores problematic knowledge in the novel.
An exploration of certain symbols in the novel which also opens up the way for an examination of key ideas. Students will end up creating their own static image.
- The Plot in a Nutshell - With a Dash of Drama!
Students record details of the plot before working in groups to retell the story in certain time frames. But beware! The clock is ticking and getting faster all the time. Which group can accurately perform the key details of the story while beating the clock?
- Themes Connect Four Game
A great way to revise themes. in groups of 4 - 5 students explore how themes are evident in the novel, connect four style!
- Themes Mix and Match
A series of cards students must arrange under the right theme headings.
- Themes Warm-Up Game!
In two teams, it's a race to see how a character can demonstrate a theme. There can only be one winner!
- Violence, Death and War Seen through Imagery
A grid based worksheet which looks at the imagery that surrounds violence, death and war in chapters 12 and 14.
- Voice and Tone
A mind map starting point for students which looks at three different elements of voice and tone.
- WWI Propaganda Poster Analysis
An initial group task to focus students on important elements of a propaganda poster, before students individually analyse their own copy of the poster.