Objective: Setting. After Tupac and D Foster is set in New York City, in Queens around 1995. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of After Tupac and D Foster and set it in another country, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in London?
2. Class discussion: Could After Tupac and D Foster have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in the narrator's block differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and 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 the three girls' lives would have been different set in another time...
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