Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, the first symbol is the Christmas tree, which represents how accepting the family is of cultural and social traditions based on Christianity. This lesson will discuss the ways in which they are not-too-observant and one of the symbols that shows this.
1) Class Discussion: Describe this family, regarding their Jewish heritage.
Small Group Activity: What is the first symbol that reveals their attitude towards their culture, as well as the base of their traditions? Why is this?
Class Discussion: Share the groups' thoughts on the Christmas tree and the family's Christian-based traditions. Are they truly Christians? Why or why not?
Homework: What traditions does your family have? Are they secular or religious? Why do you have these traditions?
Objective: In Act 1, Scene 1, the second symbol is Gone with the Wind, which was the most powerful element of popular culture at the time, and...
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