Strength of character

This activity supports learning in reading and writing using the context of Dr Edward Jenner’s work on developing a vaccine for Smallpox. After watching the short film children learn about the key concepts relating to character and character development, using familiar examples from across film and literature. They then analyse the JAMES film and write their own stories or scripts. The skills learned in this activity apply to all forms of storytelling, but are particularly relevant to drama.  They are based on the approach used by professionals in the film, TV and theatre industries.

Strength of character video

This resource has been provided by ASE as part of the ‘Why You’ll Never Catch Smallpox’ resource.

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