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Making Connections Book 3 Isolation

Creative ideas and activities for exploring the links beyond a text

Structured around the rich and thought-provoking theme, isolation, this book begins with a particular text before it explores possible subthemes and texts for comparison. Information sheets draw together the rich range of creative, insightful ideas presented and worksheets help students to consolidate the information and practise their connection-making skills.

Ages: 12-16 | Pages: 56 | Code: 5794 | ISBN: 9781927251034

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Yvette Krohn

Yvette Krohn has taught English for the past 18 years, first in South Africa and later in New Zealand, where her main role has been teaching high-level thinking courses, including gifted and talented education, extension and scholarship classes. She has been a faculty head of languages and an assistant principal, as well as a lecturer of communications and learning styles at Lincoln University. Passionate about thinking skills, Yvette has a particular interest in incorporating philosophy, psychology and social theory into the English curriculum, primarily through the medium of film.


How do students make connections?4
How is this book structured?4
Orientation to the unit5
Isolation from society11
What is society?11
Voluntary and involuntary isolation11
A technological approach to isolation12
Exploring further with other texts16
Looking worldwide: Cases of social isolation19
The consequences of social isolation23
A sociological approach to society and isolation23
Exploring further with other texts28
Looking worldwide: Solitary confinement30
A feminist perspective of isolation from rights33
What is feminism?33
How are women seen as different according to feminist theory?33
A feminist interpretation of "The Yellow Wallpaper"36
Exploring further with other texts40
Looking worldwide: How far have women's rights progressed?43
Emotional isolation47
What is emotional isolation?47
Exploring further with other texts53
Looking worldwide: Famous true cases of emotional isolation55