Objective: Canon Alberic's Scrapbook James' book is a collection of ghost stories. This genre of book is popular today. Today's lesson will study the genre of ghost story telling and horror.
1) Class Discussion: James writes several ghost stories in this book. What is a ghost story? Why are ghost stories enjoyable? Why do different cultures have similar tales?
2) Group Research Project: Research, via the internet or at the library, the history of ghost stories. Information should include the definition, do they still exist, how accurate the tales are, who is a prominent horror/ ghost story writer today etc. Ask the students to present their findings to the class.
3) Individual Creative Writing: Write briefly on why you believe people enjoy ghost stories and why they surface in all cultures.
4) Homework: Read "Canon Alberic's Scrapbook."
Objective: Canon Alberic's Scrapbook Dennistoun is a character that James repeats in two...
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