Transport your pupils back to a time when smallpox stalked the world and introduce them to Dr Jenner, James Phipps, and the experiment that might well have saved their lives...
Through this award winning innovative set of resources, pupils aged 9 to 11 learn about the pioneering work of Dr Edward Jenner's pioneering with smallpox vaccination and the impact of vaccinations today. The central themes of the course - and initial pupil engagement - is based around the short drama film James (below).
Teachers can then deploy assets and lesson plans from four "core" resources and five "enrichment" resources, all of which have been designed to develop pupils skills in the key areas of 'working scientifically', mathematics, English, history, drama and ethics.
The resources use an immersive, cross-curricular approach to learning. Throughout the activities, children take on roles as science advisors, data analysts, journalists, historians, script writers, politicians and Dr Jenner himself. Each resource is fully linked to Learning Outcomes drawn from the relevant English National Curriculum documents.
Before investigating the resources themselves, we would advise educators read consult the Pathway Document. This powerpoint document has been designed to suggest various approaches through which certain combinations of resources on the themes explored by James can be used meet various x-curriculum outcomes:
These resources have been developed and produced by the Association for Science Education in partnership with James Films, with support from the Wellcome Trust, and we at the ASE acknowledge the support of both them and the various schools which took part in the pilot programme.
We hope you find these resources useful, and please share any comments/suggestions with us via firstname.lastname@example.org