Questions for Discussion
1) Look up Armageddon in the dictionary - what does it mean?
2) What is this song about? What is the main message of the song?
3) What do you think about the place he is describing? What words make you think this?
Activities: Characterisation of a place
Everyday is like Sunday is a good resource for teaching children about characterisation.
Ask the children: what sorts of things they think would happen here? what do you think the town is called?
Ask the children to come up many words as they can to describe the coastal town described in the song. Then ask the children what it would be called. e.g. Miserableshire, Glumtown etc. You can use suffixes such as 'shire', 'pool', ''town' or 'ster' to give the place names a realistic feel - you can also add 'on-sea' too.
Using these place names and adjectives the children can write a postcard from the seaside town in the Morrissey song.
Click here for a link to the lyrics.