Lesson 1 (from Part One: Amari)
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the tribal culture from which Amari hails, while exploring the archetype of communion and hospitality. Throughout the novel, memories of home and family will impact the characters' abilities to find strength and healing, so students will learn from the beginning to identify the manner in which historical context and setting help to construct theme.
Journal: Students will write a five-minute journal detailing the foods and activities that make celebrations special in their families. They should then recall the foods and activities that are planned for the strangers in Copper Sun.
Class Discussion: What is communion? What is an archetype? Why do we value meals and "breaking bread" together? What do we celebrate in our culture? How do family and community values impact our choices for celebration? Have you ever welcomed strangers into your home? How did you...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.5, 9-10.10, 11-12.3, 11-12.5, 11-12.9, 11-12.10
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