It’s a strange new thing with all the Trump in the media…it’s as though we’ve jumped backwards in time. I am teaching grades 7, 8, and 9 Humanities in September which means that the literature needs to be matched to the time period of history.
So, I began to think about literature that would fit the time of the plague and the wars and I realized that I had novels such as The Great Gatsby, Sophie’s World, Animal Farm, 1984, etc. I began reading Sophie’s World and Animal Farm this weekend and realized we are living in history! These novels are now even more intriguing to me than ever before. Can and will students connect? ABSOLUTELY!