Everything you need to understand or teach Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.
"Prodigal Summer" is a novel about members of a community in Appalachia, specifically focusing on the lives of Deanna Wolfe, Lusa Landowski, and Garnett Walker. These main characters are introverted and solitary individuals who have unique and strong views about their natural surroundings. Throughout the course of a spring and summer, their lives change drastically and they realize that they, like other creatures, are not solitary. They are a part of a complex web that connects all living beings.
Deanna is given the first chapter, and each of her subsequent chapters are titled "Predators." Her story begins with her life in the Zebulon National Forest as a forest ranger. She has had this career for two years and created the job herself through her college thesis on protecting wildlife, specifically coyotes. Her peaceful solitude is disturbed by the appearance of Eddie Bondo, a hunter/sheep farmer from Wyoming...
Prodigal Summer: A Novel Lesson Plans contain 109 pages of teaching material, including: