Lesson 1 (from Book One, Pages 1-38)
Book One, Pages 1-38
Lao began her story by detailing the story of Lao's father and his youth. Her father did play a role in Lao's childhood. The objective of this lesson is for students to analyze Lao's relationship with her father.
1) Class Discussion: What did you think when you read Lao's descriptions concerning her father? Were you shocked that he did not meet Lao for the first year of her life? How does the father overall treat his daughter? What treatment is related to the time period? the father's personality? What was Lao's father's childhood like? Does that development relate to his treatment of her? How does Lao interact with her father? Does she have a high or low opinion of him? Why?
2) Partner Work: Assign partners. Ask students to examine how others outside the father-daughter relationship react to them. What can we learn...
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