Lesson 1 (from Chapters One through Three)
Chapters 1 through 3
Truong Nhu Tang was brought up in the lap of luxury with his five brothers, father, mother, and Chinese nurse or nanny. A future was mapped out for him from childhood and he attended a school for French diplomats. Tang came to realize all was not well with the world outside his insulated family. Tang's realizations are the subject of this lesson.
1. Whole Class Discussion: What was Tang's home life like as a child? Who was in charge of the family? Who was Tang allowed to interact with outside of the family? What were Tang's first inklings that life could be different from what he knew?
2. Peer Discussion: Each student will partner up with another for discussion. What first got Tang thinking about life being different outside his comfortable familial shell? What action did Tang take in response to this? How did he...
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