English Literature KS3 / GCSE: 'Checking Out Me History' by John Agard (poem only)
A performance of the poem, 'Checking Out Me History' by the poet John Agard, in a secondary school setting.
This is from the BBC series, Poets in Person.
This short film can be used to explore Agard's powerful use of rhyming couplets.
Students could identify as many rhyming couplets as possible (for example, Waterloo and Zulu).
What can students conclude about the clever use of contrasts in these images?
How is Agard expressing his identity and redressing the balance? How does Agard use this structure?
This short film will be relevant for teaching English literature at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England and Northern Ireland. Also English language at KS3 and English literature at GCSE in Wales
This topic appears in OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC in England and Wales and CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland.