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: At the beginning of The Inferno, Dante is a lost soul, a protagonist without a journey awaiting a spur to achieve great things. Often this is the case in epic stories, which begin with a truant who must undertake large endeavors. The objective of this lesson is to examine the role of the lost soul in epic literature.
1) 1. For class discussion: As a class, review the first...
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