Identity and Voice Secondary

Secondary students making a film.
Secondary students making a film.




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The resource prompts a consideration of citizenship and of how individual and shared identity can be constructed
and expressed, as well as how it is represented and seen by others. Wider issues such as young people's voice, representation and rights are explored through the use of film sequences and images.

The activities centre on five carefully chosen films that will engage and excite students in exploring key themes: Goodbye Lenin!; Persepolis; Sunshine on Leith, Passport to Pimlico and La Famille Bélier. This resource is suitable for curriculum areas such as English and literacy, citizenship, PSHE, PSE and PDMU and geography.

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This Resource Supports

  • Citizenship
  • English
  • Geography
  • PSHE Education

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