A book discussion group that will delve deeper into The Golden Compass novels and explore themes of good vs. evil, betrayal, courage, fear, trust, and love raise important questions, offering students a wonderful opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue. The group will offer questions for discussion and include activities that connect the language arts, social studies, science, music, and art curriculum.
Explore vocabulary and thematic connections of betrayal, good vs. evil, courage, fear, trust and love.
About the books (from the website)
The Golden Compass was originally published as Northern Lights in 1995 when it won the Carnegie Medal for children's fiction published in Britain that year. In 2007, it was named the "Carnegie of Carnegies," voted by readers the best Carnegie winner of the last 70 years. Dubbed by many as the "next Lord of the Rings," The Golden Compass will hit the big screen on December 7, 2007, and has already been heralded by Time Magazine and Entertainment Weekly as one of the next big movie events. The film is set in an alternative world where people's souls manifest themselves as animals, and where armoured polar bears fight over a throne and beautiful but deadly witches must choose sides in a coming war. Starring Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman and newcomer Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra, it promises lots of action and special effects to bring the world of His Dark Materials stunningly to life.