Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Number 20 Boxirhat Road, Chittagong)
Chapter 1, Number 20 Boxirhat Road, Chittagong
The objective of this lesson is to understand the background of Muhammad Yunus.
1. The book opens with Muhammad Yunus describing the port city of Chittagong. What does he say about this place? What are his feelings about Chittagong? What was his childhood home like? Answer fully in paragraphs and then draw a picture depicting some aspect of Chittagong.
2. Discuss as a class: Yunus is one of fourteen children. What was his childhood like? How was it different from an American childhood in the 1940s? What was his schooling like? What set him apart from other students?
3. What are Yunus's first experiences with money? Do his experiences as a teenager vary much from an average American teenager? Why or why not? Discuss in small groups and then share responses with the class.
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