It’s been very enriching for me to listen to our wonderful EAP students participating in book club discussions as part of the English and Social Studies Quarter 4 unit on the subject of change.
Our students have been reading about various historical figures who have brought about positive change in the world. These have included icons such as George Washington, Neil Armstrong, Mother Teresa, Bill Gates, Nikola Tesla and the Beatles. As a huge fan of the group’s music, it’s been interesting for me to be asked so many questions by my students about a band who split up 46 years ago, and yet who continue to have such a huge impact on the modern world.
Book clubs and the discussions they foster are a great learning tool to help our students better understand the past and its influence on our lives today.