Lesson 1 (from Scotland and Helena; Gros Ventre)
"Dancing at the Rascal Fair" begins in Scotland and takes the reader to New York and across the vastness of America to Montana. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the setting of the book.
1) Writing assignment: Write a paragraph or two discussing Scotland. What is the setting of the book at the beginning of the novel? How does Angus describe the city in Scotland where the ship is docked? What did Angus see as he and Rob rode the train from their hometown to Glasgow? How does Angus describe Nethermuir? Several times as Angus compares Scotland to America, how does Scotland relate in size to various places that Angus goes in America? How does Angus compare the clarity of the air in Scotland to America?
2) Partner discussion: What is the setting of the book after the ocean voyage? How does Angus describe New...
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