Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)
Chapters 1 and 2
The primary setting for the book is Raleigh, North Carolina, in the late 20th century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of Raleigh and its impact on its residents.
What does the author reveal about Raleigh, North Carolina, in this book? What image does the reader have of this region of North Carolina? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in this area of North Carolina? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, etc. that mark the location as North Carolina?
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 exhibited in language, interpersonal dynamics, and clothing? What other elements can the students define as being from North Carolina during...
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