9 September - 15 September
Take a look at this Timeline of Food. Summarise the key events in the industrialisation and sanitisation of food in the UK.
Now, do your own research to add to your knowledge about how food has been eaten, bought and sold in the UK to date.
Use the file to support you if needed.
Turn this information into a poster or powerpoint you can use to refer to throughout the course.
What is your favourite book and why would you recommend it? Post 100-200 words in this forum by the end of the week.
16 September - 22 September
Watch this clip from Six Degrees of Separation, in which Will Smith's character discusses Salinger's Catcher in the Rye.
After, reflect on what was said. What has this book seemingly prompted? What are its themes?
Now, begin to read the novel...look out for the moments mentioned. How can you explain Holden's neuroses?
You should have read these pages of The Catcher in the Rye by the end of this week.
Then upload 500 words by Friday answering the following:
How does Salinger craft a believable voice for Holden?
Why is Catcher still popular? Read this article. Why do you think it still has resonance today? Would you challenge the article's premise that it does?
Now, either explore the works of art, music or film inspired by the novel which are mentioned in the article - or explore the references to mass murders supposedly influenced by Catcher made in Six Degrees of Separation.
Has the book, in your opinion, been a positive force in the world?
23 September - 29 September
By the end of the week you should have read the pages above.
We will be discussing key ideas in class.
Sumbit a bullet point list of what you feel are Salinger's main literary methods by Friday.
30 September - 6 October
Check point - can you analyse ANY restaurant review now you know the conventions of review writing?
Follow this link to the Guardian Food website. Choose a review and see if you can define 5 features of review writing that you have learnt this week. Can you also see how the presentation and structure of the review has changed as the form of writing has changed?