The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as a book and film, provides many unique and valuable Literacy lessons. The themes of family, loyalty and life journeys are universal, and these activities aim to help children understand how the film’s director, Michael Apted, used the language of film to bring these to life on screen. These Lesson Plans cover aspects for Visual Literacy: Close Analysis by exploring dark and light; sound and music; special effects and camera angels; acting and dialogue.
Each activity aims to provide teachers with ready-made worksheets for children to take home. They provide links to Literacy, ICT and PSHE. There are five homework activity sheets that can be used with different ability levels and year groups at the teacher’s discretion. Each activity uses a film still as stimulus. The learning outcome for each worksheet is included at the top of each sheet. The theme for these Homework activities is ‘Family’.
These assembly notes are for use in a whole school assembly scenario, to accompany the clips available on the Film Education Voyage of the Dawn Treader DVD. The theme for the assembly is ‘Families and Relationships’.
A guide to using this resource in the classroom, assemblies or at home.