Today I actually began an assignment I have wanted to do for awhile; I had the kids explore in writing their perceptions of war and where they recieved those ideas. Then today we discussed those viewpoints and then I showed them a clip from Band of Brothers. I knew the clip I wanted but I wasn't totally sure of the connections I would see between the movie and Lord of The Flies but then as I was watching it was simply amazing to see the emotion from my kids and from the actors. It has such clear parallels. Tomorrow they are going to share their perceptions of the movie and start seeing connections to chapter one as well as Goldings reasons behind writing the novel. It should be interesting.