Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4)
Part 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4
The objective of this lesson is to look at superstitions.
1) Debate: Have the class split up into two groups. Have one side debate the power of superstitions. Have the other side debate the impossibility of them.
2) Partner Activity: Have the students explain the superstitions that are most commonly used in society. Have the students speculate on explanation as to why these superstitions have become well known.
3) Group Work: In groups, gather other pieces of literature that use superstitions as a base or pivotal point. Have groups share with the class eventually.
4) Homework: Have the students pick a superstition and track down it's origin. Explain why it is still used in society and how it has changed over the years. Example: sweeping under a girl's feet would mean she never gets married. In old times a new bride and groom would step over...
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