Daily Lessons for Teaching Emile

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Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Book 1 : Chapter 1, Introductions and Nursing)

Objective

Book 1, Chapter 1: Introductions and Nursing

P. D. Jimack provides a brief biography of Rousseau. This lesson discusses Rousseau's life and childhood.

Lesson

1. Research activity. Give students reference materials and ask them to research Rousseau's life and times. Use the introduction and whatever materials you can bring to put the period in context.

2. Timeline. Make a timeline of Rousseau's life. Include all of the relevant dates from it. Which dates are less important?

3. Short presentation. Ask students to spend some time preparing and then delivering presentations about Rousseau's life and times. Why was Rousseau writing about raising children when he was?

Homework: Write a short essay that describes the effect of Rousseau's life on his writing. How personal is "Emile"? Does it seem to be compensating for anything in Rousseau's life?

Lesson 2 (from Book 1, Book 1 : Chapter 1, Introductions and Nursing)

Objective

Book 1, Chapter 1: Introductions and Nursing

Rousseau was affected by the philosophy of epistemology, of...

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