Thursday, November 17, 2011

Required Reading

Road Trip Wednesday has captured my attention once again. (A day late.) This week's topic?

If you had the power to change school curriculums, which books would you be sure high school students were required to read?

Oh high school... it's been almost two years. I remember the books; The Great Gatsby, Frankenstein, Hamlet, To Kill A Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet, 1984, Animal Farm. And plenty more, but I can't remember them all off the top of my head. So many books I loved and hated. I forced myself through many, and read ahead on others because they were pretty good. So what exactly would I change?

First, I don't think I would remove any books from that list. I think reading these books is healthy. They were the originals that set the bar. We wouldn't have the modern day books we love without them. We also would be far more ignorant of life.

What I would do is not let "banned books" get banned from student eyes. There are a few books I wish I would have had to read in school; A Clockwork Orange, The Bell Jar, Catcher in the Rye.

Sorry, for the short post, it was mostly just an opinion post. But I'd be curious what your choices are... if you'd be so kind to comment below.

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