Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Code Talker-- Forum II
Hi book club folks!
Sorry it has been sketchy getting the actual talking going; it's been kind of busy in the library lately. Below I've listed four different questions for us to discuss in this forum. Post your answers as comments, and let's chat!
1. On the sign in front of Ned’s mission school is the motto: “Tradition is the enemy
of progress” (p. 23). What does this motto mean to the teachers of the mission
2. How would you describe the teaching methods and classroom styles of Ned’s
teachers in the boarding school? What do you think of the methods Ned’s teachers
use, both to teach and to discipline their students?
3. Throughout his time in training and in service as a code talker, Ned carries a
pouch of corn pollen with him. What does this pouch mean to Ned, and how does
he use it?
4. Ned mentions that the Japanese army does not follow the “rules of modern
warfare” (p. 168). List three examples that support Ned’s statement.
For my kiddos, we can't meet face-to-face Friday as originally planned; I'll actually be out of town Friday and Monday. Why don't we utilize this discussion space now and plan on reading pp. 196 to the end of the book by next Friday, 3/14? I'll read on the plane and be all caught up! And for any LHS kiddos joining us, welcome! We really look forward to hearing from you-- and your librarian!-- on this post. Let's discuss this really interesting book!