Picture This: April Fools’ Day

Jason Posted by Jason on April 1, 2011

April Fools’ Day is celebrated widely as a day for practical jokes. The day supposedly started in 1564, when France moved the new year from the end of March to January 1. It is also commonly thought to have been first mentioned in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in 1392.

Credit: Bridgeman Education (available through Global Grid for Learning)

Teaching Activity (age 9-14)

Learners could write a short sketch about playing an April Fools’ Day joke. They could storyboard it using storyboard software, act and film it, or develop it as an animated sequence or a comic strip.

Learner Outcomes

Using ICT to tell a story

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