Objective: Setting. "A Ring of Endless Light" takes place on Seven Bay Island. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "A Ring of Endless Light" and set it in another time, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the early 1900's?
2. Class discussion. Could "A Ring of Endless Light" have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Seven Bay in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Vicky's life would have been different set in another time or place...
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