It will be an 11th and 12th grade elective. I've wanted to teach it for a while, but I did not have the nerve to suggest it until a group of students came to me and asked me to do it. I was honored that they wanted me to propose and then teach the class. The students are a higher level group, and I intend to teach the class at a college freshman/sophomore level. Some things we will explore include religion or lack of in the series, Chekhov's gun, hero and monomyth cycle, love and sacrifice, power, mythology, etc. I would like to discuss the social issues in the series and how they compare to modern day social issues. I hope I can get it all in!
posted on 11/22/2010 10:45:14 AM PST
(My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
One can find lofty themes in the trashiest dime novels. The question is how worthy those works are of study. It just seems like something the kids could read on their own without academic prodding.
posted on 11/22/2010 10:47:20 AM PST
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