This resource will help you explore Malorie Blackman’s award winning book, Noughts & Crosses, focusing on its themes of equality, conflict and political activism, as well as introducing pupils to the real history of the civil rights movement and Black Power. Some of the activities also provide an opportunity to think about historical events which may be useful as part of broader discussions for Black History Month.
Activities in the resource include:
- The newsroom: creating a TV news broadcast
- Civil rights and the Black power movement report
- I have a dream: writing a political speech
- Page to stage: scriptwriting
- Write your own poem