The whole purpose of Golding's novel is to explore the duality of human nature -- the dark and light in us all. Students engaged in group discussions about topics ranging from leadership versus power, fear, hope, social conditioning, mob mentality, bullying, human instinct verses civility, order, control, revenge, innocence, among many, many others.
|Photo Courtesy: Le Cineclub | The Film Society|
I think what impresses me the most about this group is that they were able to see past the writing style. Past years, students were so caught up in their dislike for the older, more descriptive form of writing and use of figurative language that they were unable to get the point of the text. It shows a great depth of maturity, as well as the students' desire to tackle complex, philosophical discussions.
We are about to start the literary analysis paper for this unit, and students are very passionate about their potential topics. I am very excited to see what this group comes up with. Here are a few shots of the students at work on their projects.
Photos Courtesy: Blake Tobey
|Period 7 working hard|
|Period 5 at work|
|Sophomores Mark & Nick taking two approaches:|
digital and pen & paper
|AJ taking notes online|
|Period 7 works at their own pace|
|Period 5 tackling their assignments they way the want|