Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
In this novel, we are introduced to a sum of money as a leading character. The object of the lesson is to examine this unusual character.
1) Class discussion: what is the sum of money the author has identified? Why is there a date attached to the amount? Why might the author say this money is a main character in the novel?
2) Group discussion: we are provided many descriptions of this large sum of money. What are some of it's characteristics? To whom does it belong? How is it protected? How much does this money generate yearly? Daily?
3) Individual: the money in this family has an important role in the story. From where does this money originally come? Describe how the money moves through the family. How is the money used through history? How has this money done good for society or for the family...
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