Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
In the beginning of the chapter, David realizes that the guards will be more satisfied if they can shoot him as he runs away, and so he decides to walk, showing them he is not afraid. This lesson will focus on David's choice to show courage in "I Am David".
1. Class discussion: Are David's actions courageous, or dangerous? Why? What could his attempt at "being better than" the guards result in? Does this make his behavior any less brave? Why or why not? Why do you think it is so important to David to show he is not afraid? Would you behave the same way? Why or why not?
2. Group discussion: Divide the class into small groups. Have each group discuss their reaction to David's behavior. Was he right in his attempts to show them his lack of fear? Why or why not? What did...
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