Lord of the Flies - Social, Historical & Political Context

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Key takeaways
Knowledge of the historical, political, and social events of the early 1900s and how they affected William Goulding on a personal level.
An understanding of how this informed and inspired his writing of the text.
The overall message Goulding delivered and why the context of that message is important to understand.
Sarah LeesHost: Sarah is an English teacher at a Grammar school in South East London. She studied English and American Literature at the University of Kent and trained for her PGCE at UCL six years ago. She also teaches Film Studies at A level.

Golding's Lord of the Flies is an all time classic novel which is often studied at KS3/KS4. In this class, students will have an introduction to the social, historical and political context of Lord of the Flies and will examine why William Golding chose specific historical events to make social commentary and construct a theoretical social experiment. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 11 who are studying Lord of the Flies and want to have a complete understanding of the book!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for any students studying Lord of the Flies.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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