I’m working with some Year 11 English students who are studying Rebel Without a Cause and The Catcher in the Rye. I have created a WebQuest called Fit In, Break Out or Break Down that explores the culture of 1950s America. You are free to use this.
I have also combed through recent Look to Learn posts I’ve made that show examples of Conformity and Rebellion. They are linked below. Individually, many are great. Taken collectively, the sparks are amazing and rich!
- ABC – PM Agenda with BIll Shorten – “Toeing the Party Line.”
- HemLoft – a young man builds an amazing bush retreat for an alternative lifestyle.
- A Man Who “Gave Up Money.”
- Caine’s Arcade – a boy builds his own arcade out of cardboard boxes and human spirit
- DVD Pirate for the Troops – an old man illegally pirates 300,000 videos to support soldiers overseas
- “Victory” – Two girls survive Syrian bombing that kills family members
- Stunt Cyclist in Melbourne
- Tibetan Protester in India – self immolation as “protest” and “terrorism.”
Take a look and add your comments about specific examples in space provided below.