Empress of the World

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

empressoftheworld.jpgHYPOTHESIS: taking an actual class in archeology will serve to confirm nicola lancaster in her lifelong dream of becoming an archeologist.
REALITY: an entirely different story

Nicola Lancaster is spending the summer at Siegel Institute Summer Program for Gifted Youth--a hothouse of smart, articulate, intense teenagers living like college students for eight weeks. Nic's had theatre friends and orchestra friends, but never just friend friends. And she's certainly never had a relationship. But on the very first day, she falls in with Katrina the Manic Computer Chick, Isaac the Nice-Guy-Despite-Himself, Kevin the Inarticulate Composer . . . and Battle. Battle Hall Davies is a beautiful blonde dancer from North Carolina. She's everything Nic isn't. Soon the two are friends--and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?

Projects:
-Character Roleplay
-Mandalas(?)

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Labeling

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In Empress of the World, Nic is trying to discover her identity both sexually and indivividually. How does the world influence what we become? How can we break free from labeling others and being labeled and develop independent of this obstacle?

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Divorce

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After seeing Issac deal wtih a divorce in Empress of the World, and watching and listening to this presentation, how would a parent's divorce affect a child? How would a divorce shape their view of the world? How did you feel after watching it?

-Kimberly Dolan and Sandy Briscoe

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Hold My Hand

What does holding hands mean? What can it signify?
Did any images in particular stand out to you?

Randi, Erin, Brittany

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Sylvester's Dating Service

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Do you feel personal change comes with maturity or is derived from our own conscious decisions?


-Brian, Nate

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empress....

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If Nic is Empress.... of what world is she empress of and how does this empowering change come about? What is a synonym for Empress? If you are Empress of a world- is it a social world- does it extend to a larger realm? WIll the title last? Are you EMpress or Emperor of any world? IF so - how does it direct your actions?

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Hold My Hand 2

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What does holding hands mean? What can it signify?
Did any images in particular stand out to you?

Randi, Erin, Brittany

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The Definition...

Empress
World

What does the word EMPRESS mean to you?
What does the word WORLD mean to you?
How was Nic the EMPRESS of her WORLD? How was she an EMPRESS and what exactly was her WORLD?

by Lissa, Anna, and Jamie

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Invincible Summer

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How does this quote represent Nic's newly discovered understanding and emotions and passions? In what ways do you find yourself relating to it?

-Rachel

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