The House of the Scorpion

by Nancy Farmer
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What are some good open-ended discusion questions for chapters 1-10 of The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer?  

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer examines some of life's big questions.  The book addresses multiple high-interest topics that students are really interested in, such as: genetic cloning, the drug war, friendship, family, the role of technology.

What critique does The House of the Scorpionoffer so far about...

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer examines some of life's big questions.  The book addresses multiple high-interest topics that students are really interested in, such as: genetic cloning, the drug war, friendship, family, the role of technology.

What critique does The House of the Scorpionoffer so far about genetic cloning?

Is evil inherent, something that you are born with, or learned through experience?

What does true friendship look like in The House of the Scorpion?

What does family mean to Matt?

What does family mean to el Patron?

What role models does Matt have that teach him the meaning of friendship?

How does The House of the Scorpionportray technology in the first ten chapters?

 

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