Lesson 1 (from State-Raised Convict)
The aim of this lesson is examine Abbott's upbringing.
1. Divide the students into two groups. One group should write the character background and personality traits of a child bought up in a insecure environment and other group should write the background and traits of a child bought up in a safe environment. How was Abbott affected by his upbringing?
2. Ask half the class to examine Abbott's life and personality what they think he would have experienced if he had a proper family the other to examine what his life and personality will be like now has to be bought up in a variety on institutions. When they have finished ask each member of the group to get together with a member of the other group and conduct a dialogue between the two Abbotts.
3. With the students list all the people Abbott mentions in his letters...
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