Objective: Chapters 1 and 2 clearly show that Thrawn is obsessed with rebuilding the Empire. The objective of this lesson is to examine the topic of obsession, how it could get Thrawn into trouble and how it gets people into trouble in real life situations.
1) Class Discussion 1:
Why do the students feel that Thrawn is so obsessed? How might that obsession affect Thrawn's better judgment, as the book wears on?
Ask each student to write an in class essay of at least 300 words on what obsession means to them. Then, have the students read their essays to the class. Discuss the results, as a group.
Class Discussion 2:
Based on what is known about Thrawn so far, as well as the results of the class activity, do the students feel that all obsessions in life are bad? Why or why not?
Ask each student to write...
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