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... Influential People ...

1
Learning Intention:
To know that using our own talents is a good way to help others

To learn about Oprah Winfrey
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Discuss who Oprah Winfrey is and what she does
Identify for the children that she uses her own personality and past (rather than hiding it)
(Find background information at http://www.time.com/time/time100/artists/profile/winfrey.html)
For more confident classes: Use mixed abilility interviews and children role play interviewing people they admire
For less confident classes: Role play interviews using teacher-led hot-seating
Resources:
*Pictures from Internet
ICT Opportunities:
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2
Learning Intention:
To identify how some people use their talents to help others

To learn about Benjamin Zephaniah
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Discuss different ways that a writer can use talents to help others
Use resources to identify how Benjamin has used a huge range of these opportunities
http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/politico.html
Read a poem written by Benjamin Zephaniah
Groupings: HA and MA to write a poem about a school problem
LA to write a short article with writing frame as an aid
Following his garden poem, we used this frame - and repreated the sequence a few times:
There is a (size) (creature)
And he is (description)
Resources:
Pictures - Look on the Zephania site: http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/
ICT Opportunities:
Interview with Benjamin Zephania: http://www.mystworld.com/youngwriter/authors/ben_zephania.html
Involvements: http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/politico.html
3
Learning Intention:
To identify that appreication of contributions by others can be subjective

To learn about Princess Di
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Use information on Princess Di
Work in mixed ability groups and diamond rank the importance of the contributions that she made
This is a mixed ability activity. Plenary should include children giving reasons for their rankings
Resources:
*Diamond Ranking Template
*Lady Di's activities
ICT Opportunities:
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4
Learning Intention:
To learn that personal victory over adversity can serve as an inspiration to others

To learn about Helen Keller
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Discuss Helen Keller
Get children to imagine what it might be like to live without one of the senses.
Group activity: This is a mixed ability matching activity. Children to match Helen's difficulties with the way she overcame them.
Resources:
*Helen Keller Difficulties MA (a blank grid)
*Helen Keller Difficulties LA (a matching activity)
*Helen Keller Difficulties SEN
ICT Opportunities:
*Life of Helen Keller
http://www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?documentid=1351
*Helen Keller
http://www.afb.org/info_document_view.asp?documentid=1350
5
Learning Intention:
To learn about Mohammed Ali / Araetha Franklin
Instruction and differentiated activities:
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Resources:
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ICT Opportunities:
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6
Learning Intention:
To learn that sometimes influential people set examples whether they want to or not!

To learn about David Beckham
Instruction and differentiated activities:
Talk about David Beckham: Who he is, what he does, why is he famous
Look at T-shirts that he has worn and others copy
Use newsprint and work in groups to make 'designer t-shirts'
Afterwards have a fashion show. Some children can give commentaries
Resources:
Pictures of Beckham t-shirts
Blank kitchen paper
Cellotape
Pencils / crayons / coloured paper
ICT Opportunities:

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