This resource pack is based on The Red Ribbon, a beautiful book from writer, actor and costume historian Lucy Adlington. It is a modern classic of love and friendship, set in the sewing room within the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp – and it will weave a path through history for the young imaginations in your classroom.
The lessons in this pack serve as a miniature scheme of work with English objectives, providing material for five or more KS3 lessons – perfect for classes studying the Holocaust or the second World War in Year 9.
The final outcome is for each student in your class to let their creative talents loose and produce some writing of their own – embroidering a story full of new colours, characters, settings and emotions.
So invite your students to step into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings – a world that is as dangerous and testing as it is full of love and discovery. Their creative journey starts here…the final destination as yet unknown.