Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Thomas Mann is the author of "The Magic Mountain", among many other works of English literature. This lesson will focus on the author and his biography.
1. In Class Reading: Hand out copies of a short biography on Thomas Mann. Have the class read the biography and take notes in preparation to discuss it.
2. In Class Writing Assignment: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about Thomas Mann and his accomplishments, based on what you have learned about him from the biography.
3. Class Discussion: Who was Thomas Mann? What are his most popular works? How does the time period during which he lived affect his writing? How does his childhood affect his writing?
4. Homework: Based on the first chapter that you have read thus far, write 1 to 2 paragraphs recording your expectations for the novel. (Note to teacher: Save these essays for a later lesson.)
Lesson 2 (from Chapter 1)
In the first chapter...
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