Lesson 1 (from Prologue to Chapter 3)
The objective of this lesson is to examine how the author and his birth family survived, and what the author communicates about poverty. Saroo and his birth family were very poor. They lived in makeshift housing, and they frequently went hungry.
Class Discussion: In Chapter 2, what belongings did the author's family in India have? Why did the author have to watch his baby sister? Why did Guddu have to go to work at age 10? Why did they have to just think about surviving one day at a time? Did their mother make enough to feed them all? How would they get food? In what way did the author say that hunger was a fact of life? In what way was their life subsistence living? How did their lack of money and resources make it difficult to survive? What does the author communicate about poverty?
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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