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The English 1 and 2 co-taught classes have been exploring classic literature during the third quarter.  Classes have been reading Fahrenheit 451 and To Kill a Mockingbird.  Although these books were written in 1953 and 1960 respectively, the themes in both books continue to grow in relevance.  Fahrenheit 451 explores ideas including how mass media influences society, censorship, conformity versus individualism, and action versus inaction.  To Kill a Mockingbird explores themes such as the coexistence of good and evil, prejudice and hatred, family, fear, and mortality. While students read these classic novels, they are able to relate the events to their everyday lives.  The students are working on figuring out how to be more actively involved in their lives and why it is important to stand up for what is right. The students are looking forward to continuing reading these novels to find out what happens at the end!