The Water Is Wide - Study Guide Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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One day Pat finds a movie projector buried in a closet at the school and shows the children educational films and documentaries, much to the chagrin of Mrs. Brown who thinks Pat's showing films is a colossal waste of time and state funds. Mrs. Brown is even less enthused when Pat resurrects an old tape recorder and lets the children take turns speaking into it and enjoying their stories on tape.

In October two boys named Jim Ford and Joe Sanfort from Cowell College in California arrive at the school to assist Pat. Jim and Joe are participating in a sociology program designed to help the islanders, especially the children, and the program has repeatedly met with the resistance of Mrs. Brown in the past. Jim and Joe find it difficult to reach the children academically so they institute a recreation program that...

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