Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Dreams. Dave Robicheaux is in Baton Rouge on a business trip and is forced to get a room for the night because of a rainstorm. Dave dreams about his wife's murder and decides to get an early start.
The objective of this lesson is to look at dreams.
1. Homework. In many cultures dreams are considered valid and important messages dealing with life. Have each student research one culture in relationship to dreams and how the culture views dreams , e.g. Australian aboriginal, American Indians, African shamans, etc. Have the student write a short paper on the students' findings.
2. Class discussion. What are dreams? Are they important? Do they have meaning? Has any student had a dream that came true? Why was the dream Severo had important enough to include in the book? What might happen is a person didn't dream? Are dreams scattered, meaningless images...
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