Take notes on the opening presentation that contains information about the author, reasons why the book was written, character notes, and theme notes. In this unit we will also be taking an extensive look at symbolism. Be sure to understand the basic concept of looking for symbols and working to interpret the meaning.
One of the interesting ways to look at this book is by analyzing it using Freud's well known concepts of Id, Ego, and Super Ego. As time passes, many of the characters will begin to change. Could this change be universal and predictable? In addition to Freud's theories, several characters take on the role of leader in the novel. Complete the Freud and Leadership Worksheet and be prepared to discuss these terms as a class.
Milgram Experiment and the Stanford Prison Study
Many psychologists and theoreticians throughout history have been fascinated with human nature and why humans do the things they do. In order to analyze some of the components and behaviors that we will be reading in LOTF, we will be taking a look at two very famous experiments that were used to test human nature. In both cases, the participants in the studies were unknowingly showing the darker side of humanity, a concept that William Golding speaks of through the actions of his characters.
Open the Standford Prison Study and Milgram Experiment Worksheet and answer the questions regarding each study. The Stanford Prison Study website is still operational and chronicles the events of the experiment in detail. You will be expected to read through and understand the basic breakdown of the both studies and how they might apply to the book. Be prepared to discuss these examples in class.
When we have finished taking background notes on each of the studies we will be watching a video that shows the powerful effect each study has had on participants. The video includes real footage from both experiments. As you watch the video, please fill out the following Milgram Experiment Re-visited Movie Guide.
"Kid Nation" - Controversial reality Television
Read the following Kid Nation Article about a controversial reality television show that featured 40 young children and teens living in and operating a society by themselves.
Question: How does this show similar and different to Lord of the Flies?
Debate: Does this show actually show reality?
Use the following worksheets as we prepare to start the reading. Be sure to check your iCal regularly for reading assignments and final test dates.
The following items will help you review for the final test. Please note that these items have been posted since the beginning of the quarter and are intended as helpful items to review information that we have already learned and talked about in class. If you are gone on the day that we do review, you will still be expected to take the test when you return.
When you have finished reading through the various articles, think about possible characters that you might use for your paper. While most of your main characters will offer a wide variety of topics to write about, some of the minor characters also offer good topics too.
This paper will be 3 pages long and double-spaced.
Writing your introduction: 1. An interesting statement or quote. 2. Sentence leading to introduction of the book. 3. Introduce title and author and provide a short summary of play and characters. 4. Sentence leading to thesis statement. 5. Thesis statement.
Once you have completed a rough draft, you will be working on editing your paper. Use the editing sheet in a group of 3. You will trade papers and use the worksheet to edit another student's paper. You should have your paper edited by 3 different individuals from the class. Be sure to e-mail the completed worksheet to the author of the paper when you are finished. You will need to turn in 2 editing sheets with your final paper.
Please use the paper editing worksheet below on our in-class editing day. You will be expected to turn in editing sheets with your final paper to show that revisions were made. Paper Editing Worksheet Pages Version Paper Editing Worksheet for NeuAnnotate