Hold a class discussion about war and violence after reading Chapter 15 of The Giver. Students briefly research past and current world conflicts and bring what they learn to a large group discussion.
Students share the amount of violence they read, see and hear on TV and in movies. They discuss how inured they are to violence in our world.
After discussing the violence in our world, students discuss the shock that Jonas felt in chapter 15 upon seeing war and violence for the first time in his life.
This is designed to be a teacher-led discussion.