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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