Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapters 1-7)
Setting. Jason's Gold is primarily set in Alaska and Canada although there are minor events in New York and across the United States. The book begins in July of 1897.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Jason's Gold. and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in 1960?
2. Class discussion. Could Jason's Gold. have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Alaska in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? The themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work. In groups students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Jason's life would have...
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