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Anyone taught 'The Island'??

Discussion in 'Religious Education' started by GruffyMax, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Hey,
    We're planning on teaching The Island from September, which i'm really looking forward too. However, the SoW we have for it a really dry and I feel it loses its experiential side. Does anyone have one they would be willing to swap/share? Next year in Yr7 we have a number of non specialists teaching it so I want to make it easy for them!
    Cheers,
    Gruffy
     
  2. Hey,
    We're planning on teaching The Island from September, which i'm really looking forward too. However, the SoW we have for it a really dry and I feel it loses its experiential side. Does anyone have one they would be willing to swap/share? Next year in Yr7 we have a number of non specialists teaching it so I want to make it easy for them!
    Cheers,
    Gruffy
     
  3. WillowFae

    WillowFae New commenter

    I can't help you Gruffy as I've never taught it, but it is something I'm interested in and would be grateful if anyone could share any resources.
    Thanks :)
     
  4. I am meaning to upload some stuff to this site ( we can't get Restuff as we are not allowed to order online!
    Problem is some non specialists may feel uncomfortubale doing theatre of learning, but we were lucky that our went for it this year and we got fab response.
    I'm a bit of a Magpie so ours have been adapted from elsewhere.
    HTH
     
  5. All our Yr7s do the Island as an introduction to religion and is taught only by non-specialists who love it. I amended the original slightly and produced a Diary for the pupils to complete. Lower ability pupils have also made their own Islands out of papier mache and stuck their artefacts on them. They've also produced their own baby naming ceremonies, created festivals with artefacts and made holy books. Although the original information may look dry in reality it's more about the delivery - with all the items you can use, the drama and the storytelling side you can make it as experiential as you like.
    Unfortunately I don't teach yr 7 so have never had the chance to try it out for myself but having looked through the work produced by the pupils it clearly captures their imagination.
     
  6. Please can someone post a link to where I can look at copies of the 'script' for The Island? I've found Sue Phillips' website, but I can't see "The Island" mentioned (can find Return to the Island though)

    Thank you
     
  7. matryoshkadoll

    matryoshkadoll Occasional commenter

    I haven't taught the Island but it sounds intriguing! s anyone have anything I could look at to see whether it would be useful to incorporate into my SOW? xx
     
  8. http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/i/island-script-transcript-scarlett-ewan.html

    I taught The Island to year 9's to introduce them to the idea of personhood & sanctity of life as part of OCR GCSE Spec B: Medical Ethics.

    Brilliant film that does capture imagination and spark debate. Once you've watched the same bit three times within a week, it does start to become dull - so I wouldn't recommend relying on the movie excessively!
     
  9. Ah, I was really confused there for a minute!
    There's 2 'The Islands'!!
    One is an experiential unit developed by Sue Phillips that introduces Yr7 students to RE at a secondary level.
    The other is a film with Euan McGreggor about cloning....
    Both relevent to RE!! [​IMG]
    With the Yr7 unit, I have a copy of a script, althoug as i've said I worry it's too dry. If that helps send me your email and i'll send it to you.
    Gruffy
     
  10. thebishop

    thebishop New commenter

    I have adapted the Island and we have used it in year 7 for the past couple of years. I will upload all of the 'stuff' into resources later today. There is a starter 'movie' using lost, and the lesson plans follow most of the stuff from the original. Hope This helps all of you!
     
  11. thebishop

    thebishop New commenter

    I've uploaded all of the 'stuff' hope this is of some use!
     
  12. Thank you all for your help - two lesson ideas at the same time!! I will have a look at your resources now TheBishop.

    Once again, thank you all.
     
  13. did it, enjoyed it, gave it up. might resurrect it. pupils got too giddy and all wanted to be footballers digging latrines on the island. some years back though.
     

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