Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
Setting. Living Dead in Dallas is set in modern times in Bon Temps, a small town in Louisiana and in Dallas, Texas.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Living Dead in Dallas and set it in the real world, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion: Could Living Dead in Dallas have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in this world differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and 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 Sookie's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work: Students will write a...
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