Daily Lessons for Teaching Caleb's Crossing

Geraldine Brooks
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Lesson 1

Objective: Section 1 - Part 1, Anno 1660, Actatis Suae 15, Great Harbor Where a play, book or story takes place often affects the characters' personalities and the possibilities for plot. Setting is a usually carefully considered item in an author's set-up for fiction. Setting in the historical novel genre is particularly important since oftentimes the reader does not necessarily know the real history surrounding the novel. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.

1) Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Caleb's Crossing and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the 1800's?

2) Class Discussion: Could Caleb's Crossing have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in America in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect...

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