Building Connections

“Even if one is interested only in one’s own society, which is one’s prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others. “- Peter L. Berger

 

What comparisons can you build about the society in Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and our own modern day society? How are we alike? How are we different?

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Vote for the best leader in Lord of the Flies

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“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” – James Madison

In class this week, we discussed specific rules that would help to maintain a civilized life on the island. When we start to expand this topic to our own world, we think of the rules in our lives that help sustain our civilized selves in everyday life.

What government laws or social rules do you think are very important in our own everyday lives that ensure we function in a moral and humane manner?

Read this article for some ideas….

http://thisnation.com/textbook/whygovt-practical.html

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Roles

In class this week, we started to discuss the roles of the characters in Lord of the Flies. We watched the first episode of Lost and observed which characters assumed roles right away on the island. After watching this clip from ‘Flight 93’ discuss the roles that were taken from the people on the plane that was hijacked. It makes you wonder what role you would take when put in extreme situations.

Today, our hearts feel the loss from the tragedy of September 11 and we honor those that were true heroes.

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Hello Sophomores!!

Welcome to Ms Robinson’s Sophomore Year Blog 2011/2012.

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

– Helen Keller

 

Portrait, Helen Keller

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