Lesson 1 (from Section I: 1938-1946)
This book fits into a unique genre of literature called Historical Fiction. The objective of this lesson will be to present the students with the details of this type of genre, what it entails, and why this book fits so well into this unique section of literature.
1) Introduction of Genre: Introduce to the class the concept of the historical fiction style of writing. Present the pros and cons of this style of narrative and list some of the reasons why an author would choose this style to write in. Present some examples of this style from books that they have read, or will read later with the class. Answer any of the questions that the students might have concerning this unique narrative style.
2) Group Activity: Split the class into groups and assign each group a different part of these chapters. Have each group study their...
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