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Series: Flying through Film: Billy Elliot


Building Paragraphs 1

Building Paragraphs 1

Watch this lesson to learn the art of building top-notch paragraphs for an essay on Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot! We will show you how to structure your analysis of the themes of Family & Friendship and Politics. You will learn how to...Show More
Building Paragraphs 2

Building Paragraphs 2

Watch this lesson to continue learning the art of building paragraphs. Your next essay on Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot will rise to the top of the pack! This time, we will show you how to structure your analysis of the themes of Gender,...Show More
Context

Context

It was tough times in Northern England in the 1980’s! Watch this video to learn about the historical context of Stephen Daldry’s acclaimed film Billy Elliot (2000). We explain the history of the UK miners’ strike of 1984-1985 and how it...Show More
Theme of Family and Friendship

Theme of Family and Friendship

Families can be a source of joy and major frustration! Sometimes our friendships provide safe sanctuary during stormy family conflict. This lesson explores the theme of Family and Friendship in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. All Billy...Show More
Theme of Gender

Theme of Gender

Boxing is for boys and ballet is for girls, right? Wrong! This lesson explores the theme of Gender in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover how Billy defies social stigma and out-dated stereotypes by pursuing his passion for ballet....Show More
Theme of Politics

Theme of Politics

Politics is boring until you see how it can directly affect your life! This lesson explores the theme of Politics in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover the important ‘subplot’ of the UK miners’ strike of the 1980’s - a real...Show More
Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Theme of Poverty and Social Class

Be inspired by a Northern English working-class lad who defies the odds! This lesson explores the theme of Poverty and Social Class in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover how Billy pursues his love of ballet despite his family’s...Show More
Theme of the Power of Art

Theme of the Power of Art

Art isn’t a frivolous past-time - it heals and transforms people’s lives! This lesson explores the theme of The Power of Art in Stephen Daldry’s film Billy Elliot. Discover the way Billy’s passion for ballet changes his life and helps...Show More