Lesson 1 (from Section I: p. 5-16)
In Section 1, Nicholas describes Eric. The objective of this lesson is to discuss who Eric was, what he was like, and what he enjoyed in life.
1) Class discussion: What type of a worker was Eric? Was he a goal oriented person? Why or why not? Did he enjoy adventure? Why or why not? How did Eric face challenges? Did Eric ever overestimate his physical skills and strength? Why does Nicholas say that Eric was a person of faith? Why does Nicholas say that Eric could be self-centered? Why was Eric lonely in his later years? What character traits gave him trouble in relationships with others? Did Eric enjoy his family? Why or why not? How did Eric feel about mountains?
2) Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of 2-3 to answer the following questions: Was Eric a good student? Why or why not? What were...
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