Lesson 1 (from "Introduction: Getting Ready")
In the beginning, it seems that the author has a great idea for a book...that she thinks a younger, more eager reporter should do. Today's objective is to talk about the idea of jumping into something that you might not have wanted to do at all.
1. Have each student raise their hands to vote on whether they think they would have the courage to take on Barbara's assignment.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think Barbara is the best fit for this assignment. Why or why not?
3. As a class, have the students talk about the value of jumping into something you don't feel prepared for. What are the possible pitfalls of jumping into a project like this without the desire to actually do it?
4. Homework: Have each student write about a time when they agreed to do something they didn't want...
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