1. To be aware of inference; 2) To use colorful words when describing a character sketch; 3) To be aware of cause and effect (how it makes you feel and the ability to express that feeling); and 4) To be aware of acceptable and unacceptable behavior ( as it appears to the students).
Lastly, the class will use the art of observation and view different kinds of photographs . . . people, places and things and write character sketches of their perception of the photos. (The photos are on file at the Institute Library, 53 Wall Street.) We will continue to cluster and write around our discussions of these photographs. We will discuss such questions as: What is the mood of the photograph? What is happiness? What does being old mean? What does being young mean? What does twice a child once an adult mean? At the conclusion of this section, the class will read a short vignette entitled “The Wildboy of Aveyron.” This is an excerpt about a young twelve-year-old boy who was captured in a forest in France in the 1700’s. The “Wildboy” was brought to France where he attracted much attention by his wild actions. The boy’s behavior patterns were totally different from the society that he entered, which was considered refined and polite. (Note: I will also show a photograph of a “wild-boy” found recently in Africa raised by animals. This photograph and others are on file at the Institute Library, 53 Wall Street.)