Checking Out Me History (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will explore the meaning and key ideas in John Agard's poem 'Checking Out Me History'. You will be provided with key information to help to develop your understanding of the meaning of the poem.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

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Q1.True or false. A person's identity is only influenced by physical factors, for example their eye colour.

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Q2.The speaker protects her city in her memories. Who is she protecting it against?

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Q3.The poem does not have a regular metre (rhythm). What is the name given to this form of poem.

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Q4.Choose the statement which best explains why Rumens wrote the poem.

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Q5.Rumens uses epistrophe (a repeated word or phrase at the end of a line, sentence or stanza). What is the word she repeats?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.True or false. A person's identity is only influenced by physical factors, for example their eye colour.

1/5

Q2.The speaker protects her city in her memories. Who is she protecting it against?

2/5

Q3.The poem does not have a regular metre (rhythm). What is the name given to this form of poem.

3/5

Q4.Choose the statement which best explains why Rumens wrote the poem.

4/5

Q5.Rumens uses epistrophe (a repeated word or phrase at the end of a line, sentence or stanza). What is the word she repeats?

5/5

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Worksheet

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'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard Quiz

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'Checking Out Me History' and the key ideas in the poem.

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Q1.Complete the quotations: "______ me to me own identity"

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Q2.What war was Mary Seacole involved in?

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Q3.Which combination of adjectives best describes how the speaker feels in the poem?

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Q4.What does John Agard state that he is doing at the end of the poem?

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

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'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard Quiz

A review quiz to check your understanding of the key vocabulary used in 'Checking Out Me History' and the key ideas in the poem.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Q1.Complete the quotations: "______ me to me own identity"

1/4

Q2.What war was Mary Seacole involved in?

2/4

Q3.Which combination of adjectives best describes how the speaker feels in the poem?

3/4

Q4.What does John Agard state that he is doing at the end of the poem?

4/4

Lesson summary: Checking Out Me History (Part 1)

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