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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies


by William Golding

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Teaching Lord of the Flies Teacher Pass

Teaching Lord of the Flies Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Kid Nation

CBS's reality-TV show Kid Nation (since cancelled) is based on Lord of the Flies. The show brings together 40 kids to live on their own in a town. As with most reality-TV shows, "reality" is a loose term, since the children are never truly away from adults (like the production team) and the events are pretty controlled, but it's a great hook to get students thinking about how they might really act if they were left alone without adults.