Lesson 1 (from Prelude and Chapters 1-4)
Setting. This book is set in the distant future both on Earth and another planet.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of CHILDREN OF GOD 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 seventeenth century and the Runa and Jana'ata are two human races who live on a just discovered continent?
2. Class discussion. Could CHILDREN OF GOD have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in future earth differ from the students' hometown? What about the species on Rakhat? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. Create a chart comparing the world of Rakhat to...
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