Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The objective of this lesson is for students to be able to describe the basic elements of a non-fiction work (namely, narrative, storyline plot, and content), then find these elements in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Life Together.
Tasks, Challenges, and Homework
1) Go over the basic elements of a non-fiction work with the class.
2) Break the students into three groups. Assign one of the three elements to each group and have them identify it in Life Together. The findings should be similar to the following:
Narrative: an illustration of spiritual life in an illegal secret Protestant seminary.
Plot: the Christian practices, beliefs, and principles by which Bonhoeffer leads the seminarians in daily life.
Content: a guide to the daily spiritual devotions of the seminary's community life.
Have each group present its findings before the class.
3) Have students write an essay in class that provides examples from the text...
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