An airplane, carrying a group of British boys fleeing a devastating nuclear war, is shot down and crashes, stranding the boys on a tropical island. With the pilot dead and only themselves to rule the island, the boys try to establish some form of order.
Under the leadership of Ralph and the advice of a boy called Piggy, the boys set up rules for survival and rescue. Above all else, a signal fire must be maintained. This responsibility is accepted by Jack and his followers, who are also the hunters.
But something stalks the island, sowing fear and discord. The fire is allowed to die and a rescue ship misses them. Day by day the boys change. Conflicts arise. Mistakes happen. And as time passes, the children become barbaric, careless, and cruel.
Progeny Press' Lord of the Flies English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:
English/Language Arts Credit: Elevate your high school literature studies, earning one-quarter credit for students.
About the Author: Read about the life of William Golding.
Background Information: Gain insights into the aftermath of WWII and the concept of psychoanalysis, providing context for the book.
Vocabulary: Enhance your vocabulary by learning and understanding words used throughout the novel through a variety of activities designed to help you retain and grow your word knowledge.
Literary Techniques: Explore important literary techniques used in the book, understanding words in context and using a dictionary, analyzing characterization, examining the significance of the setting, recognizing allusions, understanding symbols, identifying foreshadowing, immersing in imagery, grasping the mood, considering different points of view, observing juxtaposition, recognizing irony, reflecting on the Messiah figure archetype, understanding synonyms, appreciating pathetic fallacy, contemplating personification, exploring themes, and examining conflicts.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Examine moral lessons and character values presented in the story, such as exploring the concept of Eden, the dynamics of leadership, the importance of repentance and Bible study, grappling with sin, fear, and truth, understanding certainty and restraint, examining different worldviews, considering the significance of rules and mental state, reflecting on violence, evil, and death, and contemplating moral law and justice.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in various activities and writing assignments, including choosing from different essay topics, exploring creative writing, creating art related to the book, studying historical aspects, mapping significant locations, delving into philosophical discussions, exploring other island-themed novels, composing a poem, completing a crossword puzzle, and writing an elegy.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include a wonderful reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Lord of the Flies by William Golding.
All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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