The Classics Club: The Wind in the Willows is a complete discussion of Kenneth Grahame's classic tale for grades three and up. Using questions from the Socratic List, Adam leads the class in a discussion of structural elements of the story such as setting, character, plot, and conflict. The discussion also explores universal themes like home, friendship, foolishness, and Nature.
Adam introduces irony and symbolism in a discussion of literary devices and reveals some significant details about the life and times of Kenneth Grahame. Students participate in a lively question-and-answer session and Adam demonstrates how to incorporate their comments into the discussion. Running time 1 hour 50 minutes.
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