PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
At the onset of our unit, you were asked to agree or disagree with the following three statements: 1) Humans are inherently (naturally) evil, 2) Violence is something that is learned, and 3) To maintain order in society, a government must exist. Since this point, we have watched the boys in The Lord of the Flies try to negotiate their surroundings and some, while doing so, have acted in unsavory ways.
What I would like you to do is to go to THIS WEBSITE. You will be redirected to a wonderful radio program, the TED Radio Hour, that focuses on "The Violence Within Us." I'd like you to listen to two of the three possible choices I've marked above and do the following in your notebook:
- As you listen, write down any interesting facts or ideas you heard while listening
- Then, summarize what the clip is about in a few sentences
- Finally, what did you hear in your clips that either reaffirmed or challenged your original thoughts on the introductory journal prompts? How did what you heard in the clips better your understanding for what's taken place on the island?
Post your responses to the third question to the blog.