In this lesson, students analyse three extracts from Magna Carta-related poems by Rudyard Kipling, Hugh Chesterman and Thomas Love Peacock. Although the vocabulary will be challenging for many students, the worksheets and activities are designed to make these texts accessible.
Topic: Poetry about the Magna Carta
Time: 75 minutes + 20 minutes for the optional haiku activity
To improve pronunciation through rhyme and rhythm activities
To use descriptive language to write short poems (haikus)