Lesson 1 (from Treasure and Our Side of Town, Their Side of Town)
Treasure and Our Side of Town, Their Side of Town
The primary setting for the book is the fictional town of Noble, Alabama, in the mid-20th century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of rural Alabama and its impact on its residents.
1) Class Discussion: What does the author reveal about small town life in Alabama in this book? What image does the reader have of rural Alabama in the mid-20th century? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in rural Alabama during this time period? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, etc. that mark the location as Alabama?
2) Class Discussion: Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. How is regionalism...
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