Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-5)
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting of "Crispin: The Cross of Lead".
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" 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 1800's or the 1900's?
2. Class discussion. Could "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Europe in this era differ from 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 and discuss the ways in which Crispin's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work. Students...
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