Students are introduced to the travel writing of Norman Lewis who travelled throughout Cambodia and Indochina in the 1950's.
Lewis's extract is about the famous temple Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat. This extract is quite dense and students are led through and have to identify language they are unfamiliar with and descriptive language.
Students then fill in a table identifying writing that informs, inspires, or entertains.
There are two further questions based on this piece of writing.
Students are then introduced to the visual representation of the World Heritage Site of Ta Prohm by viewing Lara Croft Tombraider sequence. There are two short response questions looking at expectations and feelings generated by this viewing.
The last part of this lesson plan looks at a lonely planet extract that offers a different perspective of the site.
There are three short responses for students for this part of the lesson.
This lesson was very successful for students studying travel writing in Year 11/ 12.
Students interest is maintained in the variety of representations of the one site.