October 8

Oct 8: ELA 10 To finish watching “The Village”…

We spent class for the last two days watching a psychological thriller. It wasn’t the type of gore or horror movie I think some of you are used to, but the “unknown” element throughout the movie was disturbing. In today’s viewing, there was a bit of actual violence that made you sad: “He can’t die!”.

There’re about 10 minutes of the movie left to watch. It’s on YouTube if you’d like to finish it this weekend! Enjoy a great Thanksgiving with your families!


November 20

ELA A10: Nov 20 Intro The Village…

  1. Now that we have finished reading the novel and discussed some of the themes found in it, we are going to compare and contrast the plot and themes of it to the movie The Village. It has so many similarities, but still have quite original storylines. Specifically, we are going to look for evidence of the following points:
    1. The conflict between the ideas of the young and old.
    2. How both societies live by “fear of change”.
    3. Both societies protect their borders from attacks from “the others”.
    4. Some members of the group are “different”.
    5. Both groups have an explanation for why bad things happen.
    6. The patriarchal leaders (the two most influencial men) are similar yet different.
  2. We were interupted by having to go down for our  H1N1 shots. We’ll continue on Monday.
  3. They’ll also have a Chrysalids exam coming soon.