J B Priestley An Inspector Calls: social responsibility

Lesson rationale:

These activities offer students the opportunity to examine the theme of social responsibility (being responsible in a way that contributes to the greater good of society) through a range of class activities and autonomous tasks. By exploring and visualising J B Priestley’s history through photographs and other material, students will start to uncover his position on society. Students will use the medium of drama to present their interpretation of the characters’ views on social responsibility. They will also reflect on what the word ‘responsibility’ means for them as individuals and explore how this links to the concept of ‘social responsibility’, evaluating how responsible we are within society today, and whether this play influences the choices we make.