Desert Island Discs

This lesson requires pre-reading provided in advance by Typhoon Club

Article Description: Students will learn about Desert Island Discs, a radio programme that has been broadcast by the BBC since 1942. They will be challenged to select one piece of music they would choose to have with them if they were stranded on a desert island. They will be asked to provide a thoughtful justification for their choice. This exercise encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills and reflect on the role of music in their lives.

Lesson Question: If you were to become a castaway on a desert island for one year and were allowed to take one piece of music with you, what piece of music would you choose?

Text Type: Critical thinking; expressing personal choice.

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