Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
The setting is a major part of Daniel's Story. The objective of this lesson is to study the setting and its influence on the story.
1) Class Discussion--Setting is more than just the where, but also the when. What is setting? When does it take place? How does the setting affect the story? The character? How does the setting set up the major conflict in the story? How does the time period affect the storyline? Why are the photographs important?
2) Small Group Activity--Divide the class into groups of three or four students. Each group should distribute duties of recorder, reporter, writer, and timekeeper. Please sure to define the roles and their corresponding responsibilities. Students are to use the Internet. Explore the initial setting in Frankfurt, and compare its characteristics to a city you live in. What do the photos indicate about Daniel's family? Be prepared...
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