Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1 | Chapter 2)
The first objective of Daily Lesson #1 is to understand the context of the novel and learn about its author. The second objective of this daily lesson is to examine the character of Huckleberry Finn as presented in the beginning of the novel.
1) Teacher' Lecture:
-- Bring to class some graphic material: maps, drawings, photos to illustrate for students, or prepare in advance a PowerPoint or similar presentation.
-- Describe for students the route of the Mississippi and its culture, looking at past and present.
-- Explain the connection of Samuel Langhorne Clemens with the Mississippi and the reason for his choice of 'Mark Twain' as a pseudonym.
-- Mention Clemens' extensive travels and his work as a travel writer. Put The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in its context with Clemens' other work.
-- Also point out that, in its context, the word 'nigger' was not...
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