Making Curriculum Pop

SAT scores and reading lists; Wuthering Heights and alternative music

An interesting article I originally found in the Wall Street journal - Take a look at the graphs.

http://www.themonkeycage.org/BooksthatmakeyoudumbHuge.png

Below is a forward from one of my students who after reading Wuthering Heights, anted to pass on this song by Death Cab for Cutie called "Cath" - inspired by Catherine Earnshaw character from Bronte's novel: The Late Show clip link and the lyrics are below. It's so cool when the kids themselves are the ones who making the pop culture connections...

one big popular band today was inspired by wuthering heights


death cab for cutie - the song is called "Cath..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT7Sz2ruig4

lyrics
Cath, she stands with a well-intentions man
But she can't relax with his hands on the small of her back
And as the flash goes first
She holds a smile like someone would hold a crying child

And soon everybody will ask what became of you
And your heart was dying fast, and you didn't know what to do

Cath, it seems that you live in someone else's dream
In a hand-me-down wedding dress
Where the things that could have been are oppressed
But you said your vows, and you closed the door
On so many men who would have loved you more

And soon everybody will ask what became of you
And your heart was dying fast, and you didn't know what to do

The whispers that it won't last roll up and down the pews
But if their hearts were dying that fast,
They'd have done the same as you
And i'd have done the same as you

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Hey Lori,

Thanks for posting this - quick question - the Wall Street Journal Article - is it available? I'd love to get the context for the graphic you linked to. Must not be a coincidence that I've read many of the books that make you REALLY DUM!

Ry:)

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