Click Here for PDF version of summer assignment.
Summer assignment (the reading and the written work) is DUE on the 1st day of school.
**Email Mrs. Henning at any point in the summer with questions or to meet about either of the two books.
The image above is from the film set of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. The winner of all 5 major Academy Awards of 1975, the film has been hailed one of the greatest films ever made. While the film is phenomenal, it differs greatly from the book. We will be watching scenes in class to compare Ken Kesey's intentions and effect with the director's.
**I recommend not watching the trailer before reading the book, as it does give away some of the major plot points.
- Yes you may purchase your own copy of the book so that you may highlight, flag pages, write inside, etc.
- If you would like an online copy of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, here is a link. Be aware that this PDF is from the 1st edition of the book, but the 2 versions aren't different enough to be an issue.
Above: A powerful TED Talk about the a journey through mental illness and the stigma still associated with it.
Above: Clips of Ken Kesey Interviews and Analysis
Links about current issues in U.S. mental health field:
From Mental Institute to Street- (2013) a news report about patients being released to nearest Greyhound bus station with no further support.
Kansas Mental Health System Inadequate (2015)
Inmate Dies in Prison Shower after being Tortured (2014)
The History of Mental Illness: From Skull Drills to Happy Pills (2010)