Lesson 1 (from Chapters One and Two)
Chapter One and Two
SWIMMING HOLES -- In this chapter, Tambu discusses her village swimming holes, where she and her brother, Nhamo, spend the hot sunny months. The objective of this lessons is for students to explore the dynamics of the swimming holes and how this place characterizes Tambu as a narrator, and her relationship with her village.
1.) Class activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Tambu's swimming holes. How do these swimming holes compare/contrast to the swimming pools found in the United States?
2.) Class discussion: As a class, compare/contrast Nhamo's reaction to the swimming holes with Tambu's reaction. What is the same about their reactions? What is different? Is there anything unexpected/surprising in this comparison?
3.) Class discussion: As a class, compare/contrast the swimming holes for men with the swimming holes for women. What is the...
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