the Witch and the Wardrobe
Submitted by: Sara
Divide the class up into groups of
three. The entire group will be responsible for the display, but each person
within the group will have a section of research that they will have to do on
– dark brown
or used matchsticks
cellophane or construction paper
‘fimo’ or modelling substance
This display should be left up to the
individual groups. They should work on a shoebox lid and be given the
instructions as to what to do – this will ensure that they are free to be
On a shoebox lid you are required to set
up a scene from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The scene is a
snow-covered landscape with a stream flowing through it. Trees are scattered all
over and there is a beaver’s dam in the stream. Around and about are various
creatures from the story.
Paint the outside edge of the shoebox in
an earthy colour and make the inside look as life-like as possible.
This is divided up into three sections:
beavers, snow and mythical creatures. Each student takes one of these topics
(they can choose, be assigned the topic or draw one from a hat) and researches
it. They must produce their information in a way that makes it easy for the rest
of the class to access (the group can decide whether to make a chart, booklet,
PowerPoint display, mobile or other suitable form)
Find out about beavers and answer the
does a beaver look like? Include a picture (draw your own if you wish!)
do beavers live? Describe the environment as well as the country names.
do beavers eat?
do beavers reproduce? Give some interesting facts about how many young they
have, gestation period etc..
do they swim?
how long can they remain underwater?
what Class and Order do beavers belong?
other animals that belong to the same order as beavers.
has the number of beavers declined over the past few hundred years?
do they build their dams?
does the beaver in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe compare with the
Find out about snow and answer the
does snow form?
do snowflakes look like?
out about the various kinds of snow e.g. powder snow.
out what the following things are: snow blindness, snow bunting, snow finch,
snow leopard, snowplough, snowshoes, and snowdrops.
some other ‘snow’ words and give their meanings.
out what problems Sir Robert Falcon Scott had with snow.
Napoleon and Adolph Hitler had problems with snow. What were those problems?
a map of the world, indicate the areas where: a lot of snow falls, some snow
falls, little snow falls and no snow falls. What do you notice?
countries have festivals, holidays and customs based on snow. Choose five
countries from different parts of the world and explain their festivals,
holidays or customs. Include pictures if you can.
you think snow is an important element in The Lion, the Witch and the
Wardrobe? Give reasons for your answer.
all the mythical creatures you can find in the story The Lion the Witch and
another list of all the mythical creatures you can find. Include pictures if
three creatures from the story, and three creatures not in the story and
compare them in as many ways as you can. Suggestions are given below (not
all will be applicable, and you will probably want to add some more of your
or area ‘found’
Appearance (include pictures where possible)
they live (e.g. under a toadstool, in a cave)
long they live.
up a mythical creature of your own. Draw it and give a good description of
depends what you are evaluating for: research ability, ability to put
information together, ability to present information, creativity, grammar,
organizational skills, ability to link information to the novel etc…
You may wish
to add specific steps and evaluate these e.g. you must source all your material,
you must use three different types of reference material (encyclopaedia,
Internet, TV program, CD Rom, or reference book), you must hand in draft copies
of all work…