Kind of Activity:
to utilize diplomacy and constructive discussion
Divide the students into small groups, and divide each group into two. Each side of the group adopts the role of either Ralph or Jack. Have the students (whether or not they agree with their character’s outlook) attempt to come to a written agreement regarding the island's rules. This exercise is meant to be an example of what Piggy describes at the end of Chapter 6: “‘Grownups know things …. They ain’t afraid of the dark. They’d meet and have tea and discuss.’” See how constructively and creatively the students can come to a resolution to the...
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