Project Title: National Curriculum Lesson No: 8
Craig and Bentley
Aim and Objectives:
To explore different perspectives and eye witness accounts in the Bentley case.
To encourage pupils to make informed decisions based on evidence
To respond to video as a stimulus in recognising different perspectives of situations
To introduce the term - monologue
Recap – Read some of the homework to the class in order to recap on the last lesson.
Video – Show the video clip of ‘Let him have it’ of the shooting.
Development of Lesson
Brainstorm – the word monologue
Eye Witness Accounts (Pair Work) – You are both eye witnesses to the incident – what did you
see – was it different to what has been heard so far about the incident? Work together in your
pairs, one at a time create a monologue of what you saw – help each other to do this. It should be
about 1-2 minutes long. Say why you were there – what you heard and saw, make clear whether
you think Derek is guilty or not. Make sure the students get in to their characters – do not let them
play their selves – talk about simple skills such as – FE, BL, Movement and tone of voice to create
Perform and analyse – Show a couple to an audience. If possible video some and watch them
again on the television so that the children can see their own work and can analyse the piece
through skills and issues raised.
Do a poster against or for capital punishment and for or against Derek.
Materials/Equipment/Teaching Aids: Risk assessments:
Video – Let him have it