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  1. What a wonderful idea! It encompasses history, civics, sociology, and ethics (to name a few) in a really interesting way. I may have to try something like this once our history cycle ends and my kids are a little older.

    I’m not sure if it’s exactly what you’re looking for, but are you familiar with ‘Johnny Got His Gun’ by Dalton Trumbo? It’s a fascinating stream of consciousness narrative that explores war and society, including how societal expectations can limit a person’s choices.

    • Christi

      I am not familiar with that one! I’ll check and see if our library can get it. If for some reason I have to choose, would you recommend the book or the movie more? Thank you for your suggestion!

      • I’ve never seen the movie, but the book is written stream-of-consciousness from the point of view of a man who has lost his arms, legs, hearing, sight, ability to speak, ability to smell, and ability to eat. He can’t even tell whether he’s awake or dreaming. I can’t imagine a movie doing this book justice. AbeBooks.com has used copies for sale for under $4 with free shipping in the US, if your library can’t get it.

        I first encountered this book in 10th grade English class at my high school. Almost 30 years later I still have that same copy, and I make a point of rereading it at least once every 5 years. It’s that good.

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