Lesson 1 (from Pages 12-34)
The setting of the memoir greatly influences what the people face. In Elli's case, she is a Jew during World War II. The objective of this lesson is for students to examine the setting of the memoir.
1) Individual Work: Give students five minutes to look at the setting of the story. Remind students to look at the specific place (country, town) as well as the local places Elli mentions, such as her school, home, and hangouts. They may need to write down some of the unfamiliar locations. They should also look past the specific locations and add the time period.
2) Partner Work: Partner students. Pose the following question: How did the setting influence the individuals and their actions? Students may find it helpful to create a chart where they write the setting on one side and the influence on the other.
3) Class Discussion...
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