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Suggested activities as a result of this unit include a study of the nature of conflict as seen in Burroughs and as experienced by students as challenges both now and in later years. Also, students will be introduced to journal writing and will maintain a journal throughout the year. Various other writing assignments in the narrative and descriptive vein will round out the students’ activities as participants. Class discussion regarding Burroughs, the works read, and the nature and remedies of real-life challenges faced by students will provide ample fodder for these intended writing assignments. The unit may be used in its entirety or in part depending upon the number of readings attempted.
The unit can be easily scheduled over a period of from six to eight weeks with one or two days class discussion per week.
(Recommended for English classes, grades 7-8)
Burroughs Edgar Rice Epic Tradition Novel Adventure Literature Writing Instruction Science Fiction