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The Life of John Lennon

  • Category: History
  • Lessons: 7
  • Year Group: 5, 6
  • Key Stage: 2
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John Lennon led a unique and extraordinary life at a time in history that was both fast-changing and unpredictable. This series of seven KS2 History lessons take an in-depth look at the life of John Lennon, as well as peeking into what Britain was like between 1940 and 1980. From his birth, early family life and teenage years to The Beatles and beyond, these KS2 'John Lennon' lessons give your class the chance to explore the impact that one individual had on the history of his time.

This module contains lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, picture cards and a whole host of other resources, providing everything you need to teach this inspiring scheme of work.


Complete Series

John Lennon: The Complete Series

John Lennon: The Complete Series

Includes all 7 lessons from the series
Price: £14.50

The complete 'John Lennon' series includes the lessons: In the Beginning; Teenage Years; Beatlemania; Beatle Image; Solo Career; An Early End; and His Impact on History.

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Individual Lessons

John Lennon: In the Beginning

John Lennon: In the Beginning

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

The first lesson in this series starts by questioning your class about their John Lennon knowledge before looking at John Lennon's childhood and early life, studying what it was like for a child to grow up during the Second World War. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet, Question Cards and Category Cards.

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John Lennon: Teenage Years

John Lennon: Teenage Years

Lesson #2
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The 1950s saw the birth of the teenage culture in Britain. In this lesson, your class will find out what it was like to be a teenager at this time, looking at different aspects of life during the fifties, as well as studying major events in John's teenager years, such as the death of his mother, new schools and the forming of his first band The Quarrymen. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet and Picture Cards.

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John Lennon: Beatlemania

John Lennon: Beatlemania

Lesson #3
Price: £2.99

Music exploded onto the scene during the 1960s with no band more popular than The Beatles. Explore how John Lennon's first band transformed into a pop phenomenon and why the 1960s was the perfect era for a rise in popular music, as well as looking at aspects of John's not-so-private-anymore life. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas and differentiated worksheets.

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John Lennon: Beatle Image

John Lennon: Beatle Image

Lesson #4
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Throughout the sixties, The Beatles went through different changes in image and style. This lesson looks at how the Fab Four marketed themselves and how each different style aimed to portray a different image to reflect their changing ideologies. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, a worksheet and Picture Cards.

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John Lennon: Solo Career

John Lennon: Solo Career

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

This lesson looks into some of the reasons for the split of The Beatles in 1970 and what John Lennon did in the post-Beatle years, both musically, politically and personally. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, Fact Card and Quote Cards.

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John Lennon: An Early End

John Lennon: An Early End

Lesson #6
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This lesson delves into the murder of John Lennon in 1980 and studies how the news reported his death, as well as looking at the reaction of the general public, giving your class the chance to think about the cult of celebrity and why so many were touched by one man. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and News Report sheets.

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John Lennon: His Impact on History

John Lennon: His Impact on History

Lesson #7
Price: £2.99

The final lesson in this series looks back at John Lennon's extraordinary life and allows your class to summarise the main events and achievements of his life, and think about the impact he had on the history of the time. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, Challenge Cards and an End of Unit Quiz.

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