Lesson 1 (from Prologue - Chapter 6)
This lesson introduces students to Dan Brown’s mystery thriller novel Origin. In this lesson, students will research the author and the other installments of the Robert Langdon series, read the Prologue through Chapter 2, and analyze the narrative style of the novel. In the Prologue, the third-person omniscient narrator introduces Edmond Kirsch, a computer scientists specializing in game theory and computer modeling, as he meets with three religious leaders representing Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, to reveal an unprecedented discovery regarding the origins and the future of humankind.
Group Activity: Assign students to groups of 3-4 each. As a group, read the Prologue through Chapter 2 of the novel and discuss the information that has been related. Who are the main characters? Have you read any of the Robert Langdon books or seen the films? (The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, and Inferno have been adapted...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Reading: Literature RL.9-10.1, 9-10.10, 11-12.1, 11-12.3, 11-12.10
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.7, 11-12.7
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