This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Pages 5 - 148: In Cousin Bette, the main action of the narrative takes place in Paris beginning in the year 1838. The narrator and characters constantly allude to the Empire and its demise as well as the July Revolution of 1830. The historical time period directly affects the relationships between the characters and the choices they make throughout the novel. Additionally, the...
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