InRealLife: 14-16 English

InRealLife - Doc Academy
InRealLife - Doc Academy

Ages

14–16

Duration

Medium (5-11 activities)

This series of five English lessons focus on exploring the complex relationship that modern teenagers have with the internet, through segments of the documentary InRealLife. Students consider the internet experiences, both positive and negative, of different groups of young people, and try to raise understanding of the impact of the Internet on modern life. 

Lesson One - The Internet: What Do I Think? 

Designed to engage students in thinking about some of the issues associated with Internet use, this lesson asks them to think about themselves as both consumers and objects of the internet, exploring their thoughts through an online presentation. 

Learning Objectives:  

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully 
  • Structure and sustain talk, adapting it to different situations and audiences
  • Use standard English and a variety of techniques as appropriate.  
  • Clip(s) to Use - Clip 1: The Internet Debate, Clip 2: Internet Pornography, Clip 3: Our Internet Obsession 

Lesson Two - How Much is Too Much? 

Exploring the things that drive us to use the Internet and also how this can develop into addiction. Learners use their knowledge to create a campaign video, warning against the dangers of addiction. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully 
  • Structure and sustain talk
  • Read and understand a variety of texts including moving image 
  • Sustain interpretations of text 
  • Write imaginatively and organise info using a variety of structural forms 
  • Clip(s) to Use - Clip 4: Computer Games & Addiction 

Lesson Three - Where is the Net? 

In this lesson, students are encouraged to explore the Internet as a commercial object, considering the roles of the major corporations behind the world-wide web, before debating their findings. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully
  • Structure and sustain talk 
  • Read and understand a variety of texts including moving image
  • Sustain interpretations of text 
  • Write imaginatively and organise information using a variety of structural forms
  • Clip(s) to Use - Clip 5: Eddie Izzard on Corporations  

Lesson Four - The Dark Side of the Net 

Students engage with the consequences of internet misuse, specifically cyber-bullying, before writing blogs to consider the Internet's role in perpetuating abuse.  

Learning objectives: 

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefullyStructure and sustain talk 
  • Read and understand a variety of texts including moving image  
  • Sustain interpretations of text 
  • Write imaginatively and organise information using a variety of structural forms  
  • Clip(s) to Use - Clip 6: Joi Ito and Thomas' Suicide 

Lesson Five - A Modern Love Story 

The final lesson of the sequence focuses on the positive aspects of the Internet, focusing on a relationship between two young men that is driven by their communication through the Internet. Students evaluate their own communication online through the creation of a video diary.  

Learning objectives: 

  • Speak to communicate clearly and purposefully  
  • Structure and sustain talk 
  • Read and understand a variety of texts including moving image 
  • Sustain interpretations of text 
  • Write imaginatively and organise information using a variety of structural forms  
  • Clip(s) to Use - Clip 7: A 21st Century Love Affair

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InRealLife - English 14-16 - Lesson 1

The Internet: What Do I Think?

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How Much Is Too Much?

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InRealLife - English - 14-16 Lesson 3

Where Is The Net?

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The Dark Side Of The Net

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A Modern Love Story

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InRealLife - Clip 1 - The Internet Debate

The discussion begins.

Duration: 10:32 mins

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InRealLife - Clip 2 - Internet Pornography

Discussing the difference between pornography and love.

Duration: 1:39 mins

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InRealLife - Clip 3 - Our Internet Obsession

Is it just young people that are internet obsessed?

Duration: 1:01 mins

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InRealLife - Clip 4 - Computer Games & Addiction

A young man called Tobin shows us his world.

Duration: 10:02 mins

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InRealLife - Clip 5 - Eddie Izzard on Corporations

An exploration of users and objects of the internet.

Duration: 5:47 mins

InRealLife
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InRealLife - Clip 6 - Joi Ito & Thomas' Suicide

The severity of cyberbullying is tragically revealed.

Duration: 5:51 mins

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InRealLife - Clip 7 - A 21st Century Love Affair

So what exactly is an online relationship?

Duration: 5:10 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • English
  • Information Computing Technology
  • PSHE Education

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