1917: Bravery and Brotherhood

Resource page image 1917
Resource page image 1917

Ages

14+

Duration

Short (1-4 activities)

Related calendar events

Remembrance Day
11 November

Our Bravery and Brotherhood resource has been created to celebrate the release of 1917. Directed, co-written and co-produced by Sam Mendes, this epic tale sees two young soldiers in a race against time to deliver intelligence that will save hundreds of lives. The film is inspired by many true stories that Sam Mendes came upon while doing research, including conversations with his own grandfather, Alfred Mendes, who fought in the First World War.

Our resource tackles the film in relation to English Literature and English Language exam preparation. Comparing and contrasting Wilfred Owen's poem, Exposure with the film's trailer, students will explore the presentation of time in the two texts using film analysis techniques like storyboarding, sound-on-vision-off and more to help bring the poem's imagery to life. They will then use this learning and further film imagery to inspire their own creative writing in preparation for English Language examinations.

This resource includes

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1917 Lesson 1 Hold Your Breath

The lesson plan and activity sheets for lesson 1 - Hold Your Breath

Size: 8.90 MB

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1917 Lesson 1 Hold Your Breath PPT

The PowerPoint presentation for lesson 1, use with accompanying lesson plan

Size: 107.26 MB

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1917 Lesson 2 Exhale

The lesson plan and activity sheets for lesson 2 - Exhale

Size: 6.48 MB

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1917 Lesson 2 Exhale PPT

The PowerPoint presentation for lesson 2, use with accompanying lesson plan

Size: 39.03 MB

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1917 Teachers' Notes

The overview of lesson materials for the Bravery and Brotherhood resource.

Size: 7.02 MB

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  • English

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