Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Language arts and literature
Topic: Show how Owen's use of imagery in his poem "Dulce et decorum est" brings out his anti war feelings about war.
Description: Teacher’s Steps
1.Show a 2minute video clipping from the poem showing soldiers fighting
Development of lesson:
Using the Socratic method, teacher elicits from students their feelings about war.
Next they get ten minutes to prepare a mini debate about war:
Four students with pro ideas go to the centre and voice their opinions while the others listen and rake notes. This is done until all teams have a turn
Fort he remaining time students will listen to the poem being rea don You tube and follow on their sheets
For homework they should select the appropriate imagery that fit Owen’s anti war outlook
Describe the evaluation process / evaluation instrument (150 wordsmax):
They make comments on the clipping and have mini discussions
She praises and commends the students answers
She rewards them for their performance
Students listen and follow and she commends them