1. In class today, you asked me what exactly you are supposed to be doing for your Classic Lit ORB. This is the shortened explanation:
***Look up the definition of CLASSIC LITERATURE. You may find it has something to do with longevity, emotions, artistic quality, and universal themes.
***Look up LITERARY CRITICISM about your text.
***Determine what critics say about the book that would make it a classic piece of literature.
***USING CRITICISM to support your argument, write a 1-2ish page piece PROVING that your chosen book is, indeed, a classic.
***Be sure to cite the literary criticism and any other source you use.
2. We also discussed information you may want to know from your reading so far. (This is also going to be a research project, but you will be expected to use .) You mentioned:
***Zuckoff's research for the book
***Living families/relatives of our characters
***Present-day state of "Shangri-La"
***Learning a foreign language by being immersed in it
***Current "news" of the time period (What was in the newspapers, etc, while these people were stuck in a jungle?)
***Natives acquiring new objects (How did they use them, etc?)
Expect more information on this project later this week.