Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 "Welcome to Thompson Park")
Chapter 1 "Welcome to Thompson Park" -- Galadriel (Gilly) Hopkins arrives at a new foster home, another stop in a long series of homes.
The objective of this lesson is to analyze what is revealed about Gilly's past foster homes and how they may have caused her negative attitudes toward all foster homes.
Discussion Points and Questions:
> What do you think it has been like for Gilly living in foster homes?
> How many foster homes has Gilly lived in before the one she is going to?
> What does Gilly's case worker say about her past homes?
> When does Gilly start making problems at her foster homes?
1. In a large group discuss the attitude Gilly has as her case worker talks to her on their trip to her new foster home. Is it easy or difficult to empathize with Gilly? Is her abrasiveness understandable? Why?
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