- Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:36 pm
drillmaster wrote:So I'm an 8th Grade English Teacher and my class is about to read Tom Sawyer. If you have read Tom Sawyer, you know that he is an adventure craving boy who follows his own path and doesn't let the rules dictate his life. I was trying to figure out a good way to introduce the novel and suddenly, it hit me.
"I'm a Pioneer."
Seriously, the lyrics are a PERFECT character analysis for a character like Tom or Huck Finn. I printed out the lyrics and had the class do a close reading of the song and played this simple Youtube video I made for it which had the lyrics on the screen:
It worked great. The kids responded well to it and created a thoughtful response to the idea of BEING a "pioneer." Now when we read the story, they are bringing back the text to the song and are calling the characters "pioneers."
Just a short Tenchi related story to share.
This may be the most heartwarming real-life Tenchi-related story I've ever heard. Ever. I LOVE that song--inspirational, one of my favorite songs period, Tenchi/anime-related or otherwise--and hearing you used it as a learning tool that the kids seemed to respond to positively...I'm almost speechless. Just goes to show Tenchi
was, and is, more than just something some folks chat about on the internet now and again. It was, and is (and as evidenced by your account, can be), special.
Thank you for sharing!
(BTW Mods: can we keep this under "Tenchi Projects"? Not exactly in the same vein as other posts here, but it's literally a Tenchi project!)