Satire

*I began this unit with a sub, home sick with sick babies.  It did not go as well as I’d hoped, which is a shame.  I was REALLY looking forward to it.  We did read the following in addition to excerpts from Gulliver’s Travels and watching the movie.   Any fabulous suggestions for next year!?

http://www.tnellen.com/06iths/spring/youth.html Mark Twain’s “Advice to Youth” (1882)

(Might be fun to contrast Twain to this article from The Onion: “Majority of Parents Abuse Children, Children Report“)

http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” (1729)

“Rockstar” by Nickleback (PG 13 song? hmmm…)

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