In Lyme Regis they are going to improve their museum dedicated to Mary Anning. It will cost a lot of money and the Council are not sure she deserves all this money being spent on her. Pupils have been asked by the locals to write a letter explaining just why she was SO important. Pupils initially brainstorm and then snowball ideas which they put on sticky notes. New ideas are then offered to the pupils who then accept or reject them, where appropriate adding them to their sticky notes. When they have decided on their most important arguments they use the prioritised sticky notes they have created as a guiding writing frame.

Step 1

The focus for this step is on HOW Mary should be remembered. Ask pupils to think of ways in which her fame might be commemorated. What ideas can they come up with? Use slide 2(plaque), slide 3 ( novels/books) slides 4 and 5 (Local and national museums) slide 6 ( bank note) slide 7 ( statue) to offer some real-life ideas if pupils become stuck. Discuss their ideas, briefly

The focus now turns in step 2 which takes the last idea of a statue and asks

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