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 Oroonoko, A Tragedy, was not originally a play. It started off as a novella written by the author Aphra Behn and later was adapted for the stage by Thomas Southerne. This lesson will explore the history behind the play and discuss the two authors and their intent for the story.
1) 1. Partner work: Research the history of the play, the novella, Thomas Southerne, the...
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