The School Experience: An Inquiry
The school experience is a compelling topic for students, ideal for everything from personal writing to research. Because there are so many different ways for teachers to conduct an inquiry or investigation into the topic, the following section offers several different approaches. Some teachers may choose to do a lengthy inquiry by following the sequence established here; others may choose to pick one section, or activities from a few of the sections, to enrich their study of Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
We begin with the smallest and most personal kinds of "investigations" (having students think about their own school experience) and move toward the largest and least personal (having students conduct research on an education issue in the United States). We also suggest ways for students to investigate the culture of their own school, and to look at how school stories are told in literature and film.
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