Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1-3)
Martha Beck interviews a psychic when she is working on her dissertation, and then takes the advice of the psychic in regards to her son, Adam, and telling his story. Today's objective is to discuss the value of telling one's story and what this means to Martha and her own healing.
1. Have each student define the idea of a memoir, as they understand it.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think it's a good idea to talk about personal things that happen in their lives.
3. As a class, have the students discuss the reasons why Martha may have listened to the psychic. What do students think about the idea of listening to a psychic? What might students have done if they heard the advice that Martha was given? What are some other interpretations they can ascertain?
4. Homework: Have each student make a list...
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