Objective: The book opens with family either largely ignoring Grandma, or in June' s case, being openly rude to her. The objective of this lesson is to examine the friction that can occur between the younger and older generations.
1. With the class, discuss their student's generation. What important events have happened? What kind of music is there? What kind of technology? Divide the class into pairs and ask them to research their Grandparents generations and ask the same questions as they asked for their own generation. On their return, end the lesson with a discussion on the differences. Can the students understand their grandparent's generations? Do they think the Grandparents can understand the student's generation? How different were the experiences both generations went through. Are there any similarities?
2. With the student look at the character of Grandmother and discuss what her generation went through around the turn...
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