Daily Lessons for Teaching Age of Iron

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Lesson 1 (from Part One, p. 3-15)


Part One, p. 3-15

The author of "Age of Iron" is J.M. Coetzee, who was born in South Africa and was of Afrikaner descent. His father lost his job with the government as a result of disagreements over South Africa's apartheid policies. "Age of Iron" is a fiction book that presents life under apartheid. The objective of this lesson is to examine J.M. Coetzee and the genre of "Age of Iron".


1) Independent Work: Library Research:

a) Biography: Students should research information on the author, J.M. Coetzee and find information on his upbringing, education, and career. Students should outline the other books Coetzee wrote.

b) Timeline: Students should create a timeline to outline the major events in J.M. Coetzee's life.

2) Pair Work: Discuss and Define: Students should discuss the meaning of "fiction" as a genre and what it means for a piece...

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