Book ties in two topics


Natalie Brinkman

Sophomores are reading A Tale of Two Cities. The book is about the French Revolution and the parallel situation in London. The students formed reading groups to help remove confusion.

Sophomores are reading “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, a story that ties in both history and English subjects.

The class is divided into small reading groups to better enable them to understand the concepts in the book.

Written about the French Revolution, more specifically in Paris, and the parallel situation in London, the book is truly about two cities.

Because it can be hard to digest, the reading groups help aid understanding, along with big reading questions to help guide the students.

According to journalist S. Kerrigan, said, “The contrast between two sets of characteristics shows a society crumbling at the foundations, while illusions and arrogance are common elsewhere among the elite class.”

In AP euro, a class some sophomores are taking in tandem has already studied the French Revolution before the semester exam.

According to writer Julia Bobeeb, “It explores the resiliency of humans to endure unspeakable events and nonetheless go on to find a path back to a life of normalcy and even eventually happiness.”

This duo of classes enables those students to take information and apply it with reason and more depth, a concept more classes should take advantage of.

According to Bobeeb “Students who struggle with the dense language in this book will be helped by focusing on key quotes and thinking about which themes they feel best summarize the lessons of the novel.”

Many students praise how the knowledge from both classes allow them to think critically as well as conceptually.