I recently assigned my students a project for Lord of the Flies where they had to compile evidence from the novel to create a map of the island setting within the novel, and it was one of the most magical days in my classroom so far this year. I will continue to assign this Lord of the Flies map project in my classroom for years to come!
One of my favorite novels to teach is Lord of the Flies because of how it exposes the raw brutality of humanity. In the very beginning, the boys do their best to create and maintain civility, but as the novel progresses the boys slowly degenerate into an unruly society without rules. Before I begin the unit, though, I take time introducing Lord of the Flies to really get my students engaged!