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Jungle Challenges

As part of their study of the novel Lord of the Flies, the Seven Hills School eighth grade students of English teacher Linda Maupin got a taste of the challenges of jungle living. Small teams of students completed these survival skills in a limited amount of time: building a hut (or reasonable facsimile) to sleep two; peeling and equally dividing a kiwi, using just their fingers; and creating a usable tool/weapon by binding a stone to a stick.

 

The eighth graders’ study of Lord of the Flies will be further enhanced as art students gradually transform Maupin’s classroom into a jungle over the upcoming weeks. Maupin said, “We will also be taking a hard and difficult look at the issue of bullying through the lens of Golding’s novel, as well as the eyepiece of photographs and art, and finally through the clearsightedness of students’ experiences.”

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Taken on March 9, 2010