Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter One: The Accident)
Fate and destiny. Although Don spends a great deal of time wondering why such a thing was allowed to happen to him, the reader may question what Don's life would have been like if the accident had never occurred.
The objective of this lesson is to look at fate and destiny.
1. Class discussion. Let's talk about fate. What does it mean? What is it? Can you think of an example of it in your own life? Do you believe in destiny? Does it affect the way you approach life? Is coincidence a another word for fate? Do you think it was fated that Don have the accident? Was it destiny that brought him back from death?
2. Homework: Have students write about destiny. Have them ask themselves if they ever were in a situation where they thought it was destiny that brought them there. Did they...
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