This resource is on the famous 'ploughman' poet from Scotland Robert Burns and Burns Night.
- The 34 slide PowerPoint includes the life story of Robert Burns (hyperlink to a highly engaging animated version of his life) , recitations of some of his most well-known poems - "My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose", "To A Mouse", "To the Haggis", "Auld Lang Syne" and "Tom O' Shanter".
- It also details what happens on Burns Night which is celebrated in Scotland and all over the world on the 25th January.
- Furthermore, it contains some very interesting facts about the influence of Robert Burns on people such as Steinbeck and JD Salinger. John Steinbeck changed the title of his 1937 novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ from a line in Burns' poem ‘To a Mouse’ - “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley” – “oft go astray”.
J.D. Salinger’s famous 1951 novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’ based its title from a poem by Robert Burns ‘Comin' Thro' the Rye’.
- The PowerPoint includes hyperlinks to an animated version of his life story, recitations of his poetry, 'The Immortal Memory' Speech, the cutting of the haggis, creating your own 'Burns' style poetry and many other activities including quizzes.