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Making Connections Book 4 Reality

Creative ideas and activities for exploring the links beyond a text

Structured around the rich and thought-provoking theme, reality, 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: 5795 | ISBN: 9781927251041

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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
Reality versus dreams9
What is a dream?9
What are some dream theories?9
The nature and content of dreams14
Exploring further with other texts18
Looking to the real world: How dreams have influenced real life21
Senses misinterpret reality24
What is a sense?24
What are some theories concerned with manipulation of senses?24
Exploring further with other texts29
Looking to the real world: How our senses can fool us32
Copies of reality36
What is a copy?36
A philosophical view of copies of reality36
Exploring further with other texts39
Looking to the real world: Simulation programs42
Reality and immortality44
What is immortality?44
What are some myths involving immortality?46
Exploring further with other texts50
Looking to the real world: Theories on a long or unending life53