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.

Helen Rankin

Topic: Poetry about the Magna Carta

Level: B2
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)
  • To analyse poetry relating to the Magna Carta

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