Today I'm thrilled to welcome author Emma Pass to the blog as part of the promotional tour for her newest release, The Fearless. Emma has created a horrifyingly fascinating world in this YA dystopian tale, one where a serum turns men into monsters and makes each day a battle to stay alive. As a way to introduce you to her world, I asked Emma to put together a syllabus for a class protagonist Cass might teach on how to survive against the Fearless. I hope you guys add this one to your lists, and don't forget to check the bottom of the post for the full list of participating blogs!
Hope Island Survival 101
Survival Skills and Defence Against the Fearless – an Introduction
School building at the back of the Exchange
Class Meeting time:
9am – 12pm every Monday and Wednesday except for the last session which will take all day.
The Fearless are a ruthless and dangerous enemy. In order to survive in the world as it is today, you will need to learn how to survive and defend yourself. This class will teach you basic survival skills such as how to find food and shelter, and basic first aid. It will also teach you about the Fearless, how to avoid them, and how to defend yourself in the event of a confrontation.
II. Course Aims and Outcomes:
A better understanding of the threat posed by the Fearless.
A better understanding of basic survival skills.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course, students will:
Be able to defend themselves against attacks from the Fearless.
Be able to construct a basic shelter.
Be able to forage and hunt for food.
Have a basic understanding of weapons such as knives and guns.
These classes will consist of a combination of theory and practical exercises. Please make sure you wear sturdy clothing and footwear. All materials will be provided.
Class Schedule (May change to accommodate student needs):
A history of the Fearless and the Invasion
- Students to discuss key points that led to the worldwide collapse of society.
What is a Fearless?
How to recognise them.
- Students to memorise 5 features of the Fearless.
- Students to discuss the specific problems when confronting the Fearless.
- Types of guns, knives and other weapons and how they are used.
Weapons Practise and self defence (I)
- Practical training exercises.
Weapons practise and self defence (II)
- Practical training exercises.
- How to make and maintain a simple shelter.
- Foraging and hunting for food. How to recognise poisonous plants.
- What to do if someone is ill or injured. The practical use of medicinal plants.
Clothing and footwear
- How to make and maintain basic clothing and footwear.
- Assessment of skills learned (9am – 4pm)
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For fans of The Hunger Games, Matched, Divergent, and The Fifth Wave, this fast-paced futuristic thriller tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cass and her fight to protect her younger brother from an unimaginably terrifying enemy.
The Deadliest Enemy feels no fear.
When the Fearless invaded, they injected everyone in their path with the same serum that stripped them of humanity.
Life became a waking nightmare.
Cass has the invasion seared in her memory. Seven years later, she and her brother, Jori, are living on Hope Island in a community of survivors. No one can enter, and no one can leave.
It's the only way to stay safe.
But when Hope Island's security is breeched and Jori is taken by the Fearless, Cass will risk everything to get him back.
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