Amoura Carter is a current high school English teacher who is eager to start a new year later in August. She teaches at the Garinger High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and she is dedicated to preparing her students for the next stages of their educations. Here are three books to teach high school students.
To Kill a Mocking Bird. This is a great book to teach your high school students because it allows them to see a time where racism and prejudice were acceptable in normal society. The book describes a racial incident from the perspective of a child whose father is called upon to represent an African American man in court. Despite the mounting evidence, he is found guilty simply because of the color of his skin.
1984. 1984 is a book that should be taught in high school for its chilling description of a society stricken by communism and tyranny. The book focuses on a main character who begins to see the problems with the society he lives in, and his struggle to keep his secrets unknown from the wrong people. Similar to Animal Farm, written by the same author, the book takes a critical look at the contradictory values of communism itself.
The Old Man and the Sea. This is a short, but powerful book that focuses on a fisherman who spends all day at sea without a catch. However, he finally catches the biggest fish of his life, only to have it be eaten by sharks on the way back to shore because he couldn’t fit it in his boat.
Amoura Carter enjoys teaching classics.
Amoura Carter is a current teacher who is eager to start a new school year and position as a high school English teacher for Garinger High School. She has been teaching since 2010, but received her Master’s degree in Education in 2013. In addition to teaching, she enjoys traveling the world. Here are some useful tips for those traveling to Australia for the first time.
One of the most appealing parts of Australia are its beaches. However, if you go swimming, make sure you swim between the flags so you don’t run the risk of being pulled out to sea by a riptide. All beaches will have lifeguards on duty during swimming hours, but they may not be able to get to you fast enough if you’re caught in an undercurrent. Make sure you take note of the flags, and always swim between them in order to stay safe.
Bring sun protection for long days outside. Australia is a giant playground for the outdoor enthusiast, but it also has some of the harshest terrain in the world, with a very hot sun. Make sure you have the right protection in order to keep from burning throughout the day. Find sunblock with zinc oxide as a main ingredient in order to avoid harmful carcinogenic chemicals found in most sunscreen brands.
Be wary of poisonous critters. Australia is extremely beautiful, but it also houses some of the most poisonous creatures on the planet. It is known for its number of poisonous spiders that like to hide themselves in places people rarely look. Amoura Carter enjoyed Australia, and hopes to go again.