One of the goals of a classroom reading of the novel is to educate students about real-world problems and the difficulties inherent in solving those problems. Rarely is a problem one-dimensional and solutions must take into account a myriad of issues and perspectives. Students watch the documentary: “Honor Diaries” and participate in a learning activity that focuses on critical thinking and problem-solving. This activity would work as a pre- or post-reading activity, depending on the goals and level of student ability. In order to use it as a summative exercise, I have students make connections to the reading before doing the research.
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