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'Violence 101' Denis Wright

Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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14 pages
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A bundle of PDF resources for the novel study. They include:

1. Hamish and Victor
Two boys, two speeches. How does Victor feel once he has come off the mountain and what does Hamish hold important, going into the future? More importantly, who is most likely to succeed? Pairs must write and present these two characters' speeches while the class reflects on these focus questions.

2. Hamish's Final Diary Entry
Helen Grenville has asked Hamish to write one more diary entry before he leaves Manukau New Horizons Boys' Home. But what will he write, how has he changed and what is significant about this?

3. Madness - You be the Judge
A close reading task which closely compares insanity and psychosis to see if Hamish fits the bill. Ends with an evaluative task.

4. The Path to Madness
Retrace Hamish's footsteps through his volatile past and examine what is significant about each incident.

5. Themes - Madness or Badness
The great debate between madness and badness spills over among the staff at Manukau New Horizons Boys' Home. The question remains, is Hamish in the right place? Evaluate each of the staff member's concerns before making your final judgement.

6. Themes in Manukau New Horizons Boys' Home
A think, pair, share task which examines five key themes present within the walls of Manukau.

7. Understanding Hamish
A complete series of questions which analyses Hamish's comments, observations and opinions throughout his stay and subsequent escape from Manukau New Horizons Boys' Home.
Total Pages
14 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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