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Secret letter about Sam.

The story of Samuel Mellor

The story of Samuel Mellor is an exploration of how families far away who sought a focus for their grief.

If you haven’t already, watch Marked ‘Secret’: Samuel Mellor, return to this step to answer a poll question and then explain the reason for your answer.

What you need to do

  1. Respond to The story of Samuel Mellor poll and then return to this step (for example, by using the ‘Back’ or ‘Go backward’ button on your web browser).

  2. Within the Comments, share with other learners the reason for your answer.

How did you answer the poll?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to the poll question, explain why Mrs Mellor should have been told the truth about her son’s death.

If you answered ‘No’, explain why Mrs Mellor shouldn’t have been told and how withholding this information could’ve impacted Mrs Mellor’s circumstances.

Curious about the poll results?

If you’re curious about responses from other learners, review the poll results and then within the Comments of this step, share your thoughts on the results.

Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by working your way through the comments by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary.

Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.

Would you like to know more?

If you’d like to find out more about this topic, access Marked ‘Secret’: Samuel Mellor, from the Downloads section of this step to learn more about Samuel Mellor.


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