Lesson 1 (from Section 1: Chapters 1 and 2)
Changes: A Love Story is set in Accra, Ghana and several small villages in Ghana in the late 20th century.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Changes: A Love Story and set it in the 1930s, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion. Could Changes: A Love Story be set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in this country differ from the people of the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups, students will research a setting that might be similar to that in Changes: A Love Story and discuss the ways in which Esi's and/or Opokuya's life would be different set in another time or...
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