LO: To discuss the issues surrounding the word CHAV
• What is a CHAV?• In your pairs/groups define this term.
Definition of Chav The Collins English Dictionary defines the word chav as "derogatory slang" It says a chav is "a young working class person whose tastes, although sometimes expensive, are considered vulgar" Do you agree with this definition?
CHAV Who do you think created the term CHAV? Who does it benefit?
Plan B – Ill Manors Watch the video for Ill Manors. What representation of British Youth do you see in this video? Does it enforce the CHAV stereotype? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8GvLKTsTuI
The Guardian on Ill Manors Read The Guardians article on Plan B’s Ill Manors. What are the key points in the article? Do you agree that Ill Manors can act as a ‘protest song’?
Plan B on CHAV’s Read the Newsbeat article on Plan B’s view on the word CHAV. Do you agree with his comments?
Harry Brown, Eden Lake + Ill Manors Compare the representations of British youth seen in each of these texts. What social implications do these representations have? Class? Perpetuating stereotypes?