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: In chapter one Vonnegut plays a practical joke by appearing at an ROTC inspection wearing every sort of medal he can find (swimming, scouting, Sunday school attendance, etc.). When the war ends and Vonnegut is authorized to wear combat ribbons, he finds them to be no more meaningful than these borrowed trinkets. This lesson will discuss the significance of tangible rewards.
1) Class Discussion: Medals, awards, and trophies...
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