Coming of Age: Perception vs Reality

As part of our coming of age series this resource ask learners to challenge
As part of our coming of age series this resource ask learners to challenge



The learning sequence starts with young people considering their pre-conceived ideas surrounding stereotyping of race, age and social background through the analysis of film clips and classroom discussion and reconsidering these notions. ?

The main activities of the lesson surround four clips from the film Attack the Block in which pupils are asked to consider setting and environment as well as how characters and environments can be framed and presented in a certain way through the use of mise-en-scène in film.  

As an extension activity, learners are encouraged to create a storyboard or short film challenging one particular stereotype of their choosing. 

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  • Citizenship
  • Media Studies
  • PSHE Education

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