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: Act 1, Scene 1 sets the tone of the play as a comedic look at a bureaucratic system, displayed in a government office. The author, Vaclav Havel, chose the style of satire as a way to illustrate the ridiculous nature of the bureaucracy itself. This lesson is about the satirical format of the play and what the target of the satire is.
1) 1) Class Discussion: The Memorandum is a satirical...
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