Brick Lane: From India to London

Brick Lane cover
Brick Lane cover


All ages


Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

This enlightening resource is designed to enhance learners' understanding of the ways in which both film and novels create meaning. It includes differentiated tasks tailored for a range of abilities and also encourages the development of empathy and understanding of other cultures.

This engaging lesson plan includes a range of purposeful and thought-provoking activities aimed at students aged 14-16, linked to the curriculums for English in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Throughout the course of the lesson, learners will be encouraged to improve their skills of both inference and comprehension whilst also developing their ability to structure analytical writing.

Brick Lane: from India to London was written by a Teach First teacher, for the BFI's India on Film season -

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