Module C 'Henry IV, Part 1'

Barbara Stanners
My focus is developing rich teaching and learning resource materials for Secondary English teachers to use in the classroom.
Shakespeare’s use of the historical play genre to represent political perspectives, ideas, events and situations will be examined along with BOS annotation pointers su...
Target Audience
New and experienced Senior English Teachers

Learning Areas

General Description

Shakespeare’s representation of conflicting political issues, perspectives and motivations in this acclaimed ‘history play’ will be closely examined. The timeless relevance of conflicting political motives, actions and their ramifications within the play will also be discussed.


New and experienced Senior English Teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A one day opportunity for quality Professional dialogue and collaborative textual evaluation.

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.


There are no occurrences of Face to Face - Individual in Australia (NSW) at this time.


Session 1-Conceptualising Module/Elective via 'Henry IV, Part I'

1 hour and 30 minutes

The opening session will affirm rubric Module/Elective requirements including the play’s textual form and representational style. Resources include a detailed workshop booklet and an accompanying multi-media presentation highlighting Shakespeare’s exploration of the relationships between people and politics.
Session 2 -Detailed Analysis of the play

2 hours

The play’s historical context and dramatic style will be evaluated via a ‘representational’ lens in line with elective requirements. The workshop booklet and key extracts from the play itself will be used within this and the subsequent session
Group work will be involved during this analysis session with a focus on Shakespeare’s handling of contextual and timeless issues linked to ‘People and Politics’

Session 3 - Developing Writing Skills and use of appropriate Related Texts

1 hour and 30 minutes

Various T&L strategies for developing textual knowledge and understanding and writing skills will be discussed. The incorporation of appropriately chosen related texts will also be examined. Past HSC questions, feedback from the Marking Centre and student exemplars will trigger discussion about best practice for improving analytical writing skills.

What To Bring

• Writing Paper
• Laptop or a new USB for digital resource sharing

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About the team

Barbara Stanners


Barbara has been English KLA co-ordinator at Richmond H.S. and Bede Polding College, Windsor South. She has extensive teaching and training experience with Junior and Senior Secondary English courses as well as Certificates in Mentoring and Professional Leadership. Over thirty Teacher Resource Textbooks have been published over the past fifteen years.
Developing resources for all Stage 6 English courses, remains a particular area of interest and expertise.