Objective: Chapter 1 I Chapter 2 I Chapter 3 I Chapter 4 I Chapter 5 IDGIE THREADGOODE - In this section, the reader meets Idgie Threadgoode, both at the time of her prime, when she opens the Whistle Stop Café, and when she is old in the nursing home. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the character of Idgie Threadgoode and to discuss how her life changed as she aged.
1) 1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Idgie Threadgoode. Based on first impressions, do you think Idgie Threadgoode is a sympathetic character? Why or why not?
2.) Class Activity: As a class, compare and contrast the Idgie Threadgoode from the 1930's with the Idgie Threadgoode of the 1980's. What is the same about this character? What is different? Is there anything unexpected or surprising in this comparison?
3.) Class Debate: Do you think Idgie...
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