This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Preface: Understand Why Sacks Is Writing His Book. Try to explain to students the two different elements of Sachs's personality that he is trying to blend together.
1) (1) For homework, have students write two short essays, one describing a medical case you have heard of in purely 'scientific terms.' In the next essay, have them tell the same story but add 'human' detail.
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