Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-4)
Slavery is the main theme of this book, and we see how differently people felt about this subject in those times. The objective of this lesson will be to discuss some of these different ideas and where they could be stemming from.
1) Class Discussion: Read aloud with the class the part where Jacob talked about how shocked he was to hear that so many people viewed slaves as less than human. Discuss this with the class. Do you think this is possible? Why or why not? How could a practice so vile seem so natural and easy to the people in that area? What do you think could change their minds? What does this say about this society? Why do you think Jacob reacted the way he did to this situation?
2) Author Analysis Essay: Read aloud with the class the part where Jacob...
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