Books We’re Reading: Today and Tomorrow with To Kill a Mockingbird

It’d be sort of like shootin‘ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it? Although the class has finished To Kill a Mockingbird, our thoughts on the novel are long from over. In the next few weeks, students will discuss a myriad of topics around the classroom. Here are just some of GHenglish topics bloggers will be seeing: Character … More Books We’re Reading: Today and Tomorrow with To Kill a Mockingbird

Books We’re Reading: Hiding the Self with To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel about 1930s Maycomb, Alabama. 281 pages encompass the life of Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch, a young girl investigating her complicated town. Mysteries encompass her home, her neighbors, and her family – all pointing to the question of what is going on behind the scenes? The shadows of Boo Radley, … More Books We’re Reading: Hiding the Self with To Kill a Mockingbird

Reading: Witnessing Revolution with Persepolis

“Part history book, part Scheherazade, astonishing as only true stories can be, Persepolis gave me hope for humanity in these unkind times.” – Sandra Cisneros, The House on Mango Street 70,000 mosques. 1,000 political prisoners. One cry of “Independence, Freedom, Islamic Republic.” This is life in the Islamic Revolution.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood … More Reading: Witnessing Revolution with Persepolis

Other: School, the Design that Needs Less Design

Redesigning a system that has been used for centuries is hard. That’s why in GHEnglish, students assessed podcast episode Joshua Medcalf on Living that Life of Purpose by StartEdUp. The podcast, of Don Wettrick and guest Joshua Medcalf, assessed the modern-day school system. Ideas included students needing to act in “burning the boats,” and going … More Other: School, the Design that Needs Less Design

Project: Make Way, It’s the Haroun and the Sea of Stories Student Play!

“Haroun: You’re a girl?! / Blabbermouth: (Choking Haroun) If you tell anyone I’ll kill you! / Haroun: I think I’m in love.” – Excerpt from Student Project regarding Haroun and the Sea of Stories The end of Haroun and the Sea of Stories came and passed like the constant revolutions of the moon. As per GHEnglish tradition, … More Project: Make Way, It’s the Haroun and the Sea of Stories Student Play!