AN INTRODUCTION INTO CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN BRITAIN C.1500-1900 (AGE 12-14)
TORTUROUS TALES AND CHILLING CHARACTERS THROUGH THE AGES..
Step backwards in time and encounter some chilling characters and their torturous tales! Stretch your students’ History skills to identify different crimes and punishment methods through the ages and explore how attitudes to crime and punishment have changed over time.
Lesson 1: Chilling characters and their crimes!
- To categorise crimes according to the nature of criminal activity involved
- To describe different types of criminal activity and crimes from c. 1500 to 1900
- To place crimes and criminals in chronological order from c. 1500 to 1900
Lesson 2: Punishment Methods in Early Modern Britain
- To identify and describe different methods of punishment in Early Modern Britain.
- To rank punishment methods in order of severity and explain reasoning.
- To match different punishments to crimes in Early Modern Britain.
Lesson 3: Bringing Criminals’ Stories to Life...
- To recap the different criminals, crimes and punishments encountered in the Dungeons.
- To place crimes and punishments on a chronological timeline, noting down any changes to crime and punishment over time.
- To complete a Historical Case Study for one criminal or criminal event.
SCRIPTWRITING AND PERFORMANCE (AGES 12–14)
MEET SOME OF THE UK'S MOST INFAMOUS CHARACTERS…
Pupils will be invited to think about the historical context of the dungeons and how to bring a scene to life through scriptwriting and performance techniques, stretching their English and drama skills, all in the dark and mysterious and utterly HORRIBLE setting of the London Dungeon itself!
Lesson 1: A horrible cast of characters…
- To make inferences about characters based on biographical facts and historical context
- To write and act in-role as a given character, conveying that character’s thoughts, feelings and motivations
Lesson 2: Frightening scenes and showdowns...
- To identify some of the features of the horror genre
- To carry out interview role-plays using the conventions of the horror genre
- To write dialogue for the interview, including stage directions for actors
Lesson 3: Stories from inside the dungeon...
- To recap the different features of a good script
- To use different story starters to prompt creative ideas for a script
- To write and perform a script, including stage directions
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