• What is the bear doing? What is he holding? Why is he wearing a hat?
  • What caused the fire? When did it start?
  • Why is the bear in the city while it’s burning?
  • Why is the bear so big?
  • How is the bear feeling? How do you know? Why might this be?
  • What do you think will happen to the city? Will anything, or anyone, survive the fire?
  • Choose your writing:
    • A shape poem
    • A news article
    • A selection of text messages, tweets and phone call transcripts about the event
    • Diary entries of residents of the city
    • The mayor’s speech following this disaster
    • A song
  • History link: Compare this image to The Great Fire of London – what’s similar and what’s different?

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