Category Archives: Prejudice

A powerful and emotional story of race and prejudice

Title: Noughts and Crosses

Author: Malorie Blackman

Link: http://amzn.to/2pOxEds

Suitable KS/Age/Year: Year 9

Key themes: ethnic diversity, prejudice, race, equality, democracy, teenage relationships

Teaching ideas:  exploring differing social, cultural and historical traditions; comparisons with similarly themed poetry and texts; exploring narrative styles; visual representations of experience as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; rewriting events from perspective of different characters; drama activities (such as thought tracking).

Challenges: challeging themes.

A spellbinding journey of teen self discovery set against the backdrop of conflict

Title: Bog Child

Author: Siobhan Dowdbogchild.png

Link: http://amzn.to/1XGzwBO

Suitable KS/Age/Year: Year 9 (mature)

Key themes: political conflict (N.Ireland), prejudice, adolescence, life choices, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice.

Teaching ideas: exploring narrative styles; visual representations of experience as stimulus for writing; report/article writing; rewriting events from perspective of different characters; drama activities (such as thought tracking).

Challenges: mature themes (sex); lengthy.