Objective: In the prologue the "Grass Dancers" is set on the Dakota Sioux reservation. This lesson will discuss Native American reservations and life on a reservation.
1) Class Discussion: The "Grass Dancers" is set on the Dakota Sioux reservation. What is a Native American reservation?
Small Group Activity: Research Native American reservations. When were reservations first created? Why were they created? What is life like on a reservation?
Class Discussion: Share the information from the small group activity.
Homework: Use the information from class to write a short essay comparing and contrasting life on a reservation long ago and life today.
Objective: In the prologue it is learned that the book is a bildungsroman, or coming of age story. This lesson will discuss this type of literature.
1) Class Discussion: This book is a bildungsroman, or coming of age story. How is this a coming of age story...
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