The History Boys - teaching resource

The History Boys Teaching Resources

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KS4/GCSE English Teaching Resources: The History Boys by Alan Bennett (131 slide PowerPoint and 12 worksheets)  

This KS4/GCSE teaching resource explores Alan Bennett’s award winning play in detail and covers the following areas of study:

- An introduction to Alan Bennett

- The play’s context – 1980s: Educational change and attitudes to sexuality

- Structure and form as used by Bennett in The History Boys

- Character study – Hector, Irwin, Lintott, Dakin, Headmaster, Posner and Rudge

- How to embed quotes into an answer

- Key themes of The History Boys – history, education sex and sexuality

- Alan Bennet’s use of language

- Role play – hot seating characters

- Essay questions

- Links to external materials for The History Boys

To preview The History Boys please click on the images from the PowerPoint presentation opposite.  


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