12 self-contained activities to support students in getting to grips with the novel and developing the skills to discuss it critically:
- contemporary images and interview material to inform students’ understanding of the period, with a close focus on the insights they provide into the novel
- ways of using the Oscar-winning film to enrich students’ understanding
- engaging activities to support students in thinking about characterisation, themes and narrative style
- role-play activities to help students engage with, and use, critical responses to the novel.