Anyone know of anything out there? Anyone ever used this book with high schoolers? Am I crazy?
One thing I did was to prepare students for some of the big themes in the book using an anticipation guide. These were the questions:
Agree/disagree: The way the world is today COULD NOT be any different than it is: history follows a set course.BTW, I know this book is problematic in many ways. But I think that it's a great entry point for advanced high schoolers into a critical understanding of history, and while the reading level is difficult, it's within their "zone of proximal development." (My, I'm going crazy with the education school lingo today!)
Agree/disagree: It's possible that things could have worked out differently in history and our world would be a very different place.
Agree/disagree: There couldn't be a world without "winners" and "losers:" someone has to win and someone has to lose.
Agree/disagree: It's possible for the world to exist without "winners" and "losers."
Agree/disagree: A person's or group's success in life depends on genetics.
Agree/disagree: A person's or group's success in life depends on what resources they grow up with.