Is it ever right to rebel?

During the summer of 2018, the Year 8 expedition for C22 was called “Rebellion”.

The learning targets were :

  • I can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the Suffrage movement
  • I can analyse source material and make substantiated judgements about the interpretation presented
  • I can use vocabulary and sentence structures for clarity, purpose and effect, with accurate spelling and punctuation
  • I can analyse the language, structure and form used by writers to create meaning and effect

The immersion for this expedition involved analysing the prologue and selected scenes from Romeo and Juliet. Specifically, Act 3 Scene 5 where students analysed how Juliet rebelled against her father’s commands to marry County Paris.

Students studied the role of women during the Victorian Era and how this changed over time through the development of the Suffrage movement, which included a focus on the skill of analysing source material. They also considered the struggle for suffrage from a male perspective by examining the work of the Chartist movement.

The final product for this expedition was to design and create their own protest sash inspired by those worn by the suffragettes.

The expedition culminated in a Presentation of Learning taking place in the drama studio in XP East. Students shared their learning from the expedition through a short drama production. Alongside this they wore their sash’s and explained to parents their thinking behind them.

All resources relating to this expedition can be found below:

Expedition Posts

Final Product – Sashes being displayed at the Frenchgate Shopping Centre, Doncaster

C21 & C22 Rebellion!

C21 & C22 also completed this expedition in 2015 and 2016 with different final products:

C22 Final Product – Scenes from Romeo and Juliet

C21 Final Product – Film & images of students answering the guiding question

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