Wednesday, 2 February 2011

WW1 Poetry Scheme of Work

This scheme of work introduces students to some of the most well known WW1 poets and their poetry. It enables the students to develop such key drama forms as mime, thought tunnel, continuum, flashbacks, slow motion, voices in the head, split scene, choral work, improvisation, thought aloud, hot seat, essence machine, dramatic pause and narration. Throughout the scheme, imagery is explored and examined, supported with a range of written tasks either done in the class or for homework and developed with lighting ideas.

Through practical workshops and personal research the students gain an insight to different perspectives of war. Assessment is a performance using Wilfred Owen's ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’.

Other poets covered include Siegfried Sassoon, John McCrae and Rupert Brooke.

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