Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln, published in 1932, takes place from 1646 through 1724. The book presents a historical, non-fictional autobiography of Gluckel of Hameln as a Jewish mother and successful businesswoman in the 17th Century. The objective of this lesson is to introduce students to the book, research past publications and translations, and examine the historical relevance of the memoirs.
1) Teacher Lecture: Introduce the students to the book. The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln by Gluckel is a non-fictional autobiography of a Jewish mother, widow, and successful businesswoman in the 17th Century.
2) Research Activity: Allow students time in class to conduct independent research on the book, publications, historical relevance, commentary, translations, and author.
3) Group Activity: Have students gather into small groups of 3-4 each to discuss their findings from the research activity. Have each group compare notes and resources and collaborate to prepare a presentation...
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