This dynamic 45-minute show from the pen of Joanna Erskine explores the power and impact of language, speeches and poetry in the real and fictional worlds. This is a professionally recorded performance that can be streamed any time, anywhere!
Who can we trust? Who is deceiving us?
How can we possibly tell the difference?
If, as Coleridge says, poetry is simply ‘the best words in the best order’ how can our leaders use poetry to express the needs and ideas of our time?
Using excerpts from film, television, poetry, and real life, students will navigate the world of critical literacy. An insightful and entertaining show that will give students the tools to question and challenge the wealth of information in our modern world.
Includes selections of work from: V for Vendetta, Network, Newsroom, Emily Dickinson, Carl Sagan, Barack Obama and more.
- You’ll also receive our comprehensive Teacher’s Pack to support your lesson plans before and after you see the show!