This full double lesson (the resources are enough for at least 2-3 hours of teaching time) provides an engaging and highly-informative study of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s conflict poem ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade.’
Students learn to interpret and analyse the poem in terms of content, language, and structure, learn more about the context of the Crimean War and the Battle of Balaclava, and gain crucial skills in structuring analytical responses to texts.
Whole lesson PowerPoint - colourful and substantial; (including hyperlinks to informative and engaging videos)
Context of the Light Brigade - worksheet (teacher’s answer-sheet also provided);
Copy of poem;
Content, language and structure mind map;
Analysis template with success criteria for creating well-structured responses;
Comprehensive lesson plan.
There are also opportunities for group learning, peer assessment, and whole class discussion. This was originally taught to middle-ability year 10 groups, but can easily be differentiated for groups of different ages and abilities.
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