This week in class, we’re reading “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats.
In this famous poem, William Butler Yeats paints a terrifying, apocalyptic scene in order to describe the atmosphere of Europe following World War I.
As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Technology, Progress & Industry and War & Peace as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions :
“What should the future look like?” and “How are we changed by war?”
Ways to support your child:
- Ask your child about this poem at home:
- What was “The Second Coming” about?
- What did you learn about? About War & Peace?
- Watch the following clips with your child at home: