Objective: Section 1 The story is set in the province of Ontario, Canada, in the early-1800s. The objective of this lesson is to explore local color and its impact on the story.
1) Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. Where do the students think the story takes place? What distinguishes the story as one set in Canada in the 1800s? How is regionalism exhibited in language? Interpersonal dynamics? Clothing? What other elements can the students define that help them determine the setting?
Divide the class into small groups and have them discuss the author's authenticity with the novel. Could this story take place anywhere else but somewhere in the Canada in the very early-19th century? Why or why not? What is it about the elements of...
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