Citizen Kane- A Discussion

This is a little late in being posted, sorry! Over the past couple of weeks, students have been exploring the connections across texts from the genre of tragedy. We have looked at a range of


3.8 Significant Connections

The class is currently working on developing their thoughts for about our entire program of learning for this year. They are now investigating the features of the genre across four texts. Their findings will be


The Gladiator Lecture

Below is a copy of the notes I wrote before I lectured the class. This was new territory for me but the feedback from my students was very positive. They felt it helped to clarify

Sentence Recovery

One of the most common things that held students back in their first writing portfolio task was their writing skills. In particular, the inaccurate sentences that were being used. We have gone right back to


3.4 Writing Portfolio: Task 2

We have come to the end of our study of Gladiator and the second writing portfolio task is now upon the class. The task handout can be found below. Below are some of the scenes

Gladiator: An Exploration

Below is the Slides presentation we used as a base for our class exploration of Gladiator, directed by Ridley Scott. Below are the notes that various pairs from the class wrote while watching Gladiator the

Film Techniques

Resources and and an exercise designed to refresh our knowledge of film techniques.

3.4 Writing Portfolio: The Tragic Hero Essay

Following our study of King Lear, the class will now work on their individual essay centred around the notion that King Lear is an Aristotelian tragic hero. This task is the first of the writing

A Note on Human Nature

In order to grasp the notion of “Human Nature”, the class paused today to discuss this extract from Sophocles. Wonders are many and none more wonderful than man … In the meshes of his woven

King Lear- An Analysis

We have now finished reading King Lear and have explored some of the literary elements presented in the text along the way. Our task now is to analyse the text as a tragedy and see how

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