24. Go to a London theatre

By Martin Crabbe | March 27 2019

24. Go to a London theatre

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    #Love London. Love the World  

    Climate Action 24: Go to a London theatre (Global Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth)

    Target audience: Key Stage 3 English students

    1. Decent work – what does that mean?

    Discuss the cartoon with your class. What is ‘decent work’?

    1. London Limelight

    In this next unit you will consider a significant area of employment in London: the theatre.

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to London’s bustling theatre scene, its history, scale and significance today. In discovering the world of London’s theatre, students will be study a variety of non-fiction texts, including biography, interviews, speeches and literary reviews. This unit has a particular focus on writing and students will apply their learning to inform their own writing for different purposes, including to inform and to entertain. The units includes a range of suggested opportunities to explore London’s theatres, to see a production, tour backstage and meet the people behind the plays.

    After you have studied it, revisit the cartoon in the first section. Discuss the following:

    • Does the theatre scene provide ‘decent work’?
    • What value does the theatre give to Londoners?

    With special thanks to the Museum of London, The Little Consulting Company and A New Direction.

    Click here to see the resource London Limelight

    1. Background to this resource

    This project aims to:

    1. Connect London’s schools to great resources based on their city and
    2. To suggest ways to introduce a global perspective to their work.

    Each blog will be based on two major curriculum resources available freely to teachers:

    1. The London Curriculum– developed by experts in their field working in partnership with the Mayor of London and his Education and Youth team.
    2. The World’s Largest Lesson– produced by Project Everyone in partnership with Unicef to help schools address three major challenges:
    • End extreme poverty
    • Fight inequality and injustice
    • Tackle climate change

    Each blog will aim to provide ways for teachers to reflect on these big issues through their own contexts, subject areas and from a London perspective.

    Thanks to the teams at City Hall and Project Everyone for providing these great resources. Some of my blog has been adapted from their websites.

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