Whether you’re interested in the Beekeeper’s Apprentice Common Core syllabus for a class, or would just like to see some background material, we’ve now added a whole lot of materials to the supplemental section–such as a selection of cartoons from Mr Punch Goes to War:
LITTLE GIRL: “Oh, Mummy! They’ve given me a dirty plate.”
MOTHER: “Hush, darling. That’s the soup.”
And a piece on Great War poems:
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,Till on the haunting flares we turned our backsAnd towards our distant rest began to trudge…
And now let us return to the city that is being repeopled, where myriad cradles are incessantly opening, and the solid walls even appear to be moving. But this city still lacks a queen. Seven or eight curious structures arise from the centre of one of the combs, and remind us, scattered as they are over the surface of the ordinary cells, of the circles and protuberances that appear so strange on the photographs of the moon.
There is also a student packet, for teachers who want to introduce their students to the Twentieth Century through The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. The idea of a Common Core syllabus is to give students primary source material they can build a research project around.