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RE: THE STATE

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From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 04:30:04 PST


Ender's Game? Haven't read it but.....
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm

My HS children read and loved both. THey tell me there's tons of symbolism in Ender's Game.
Jan

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From: Jane Altshuler [mailto:Jane_Altshuler@bullis.org]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 7:32 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Fwd: THE STATE

Hey great thinkers - here's a request from one of my colleagues - an art
and social studies teacher. I wondered if you had any suggestions -
Already suggested are The Life of Pi and The Handmaid's Tale

I am trying to compile a book list that focuses on the "State." In
Junior-Senior Humanities Seminar we begin our studies of the STATE.
Defining the "state" in all its ambiguity is part of our project, but a
loose definition involves the view that humans live together; in families,
tribes, clans, parishes, communities, cities, countries/nations and
ascribe to certain consistent "modes of being and
interacting"--traditions, practices, laws, and behaviors. Each student
will read a book of their choice. My requirement is that the book must
specifically and directly address issues of the "state." In the past I
have assigned readings that were in the realm of utopian studies--The
Giver, Brave New World, 1984, etc., but we are looking to expand our
scope. If you can suggest book-titles that connect with this topic, that
I can pass along to my class, then we will be ever so grateful.

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