Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1)
Part 1, Chapter 1
The setting of the story is the childhood home of a man named Jamie Bawn in Scotland. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of Scotland and its impact on the story.
Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition of the phrase and ask the class to validate their understanding of the term by offering examples from the story. How is regionalism exhibited in language? Interpersonal dynamics? Clothing? What other elements can the students define that make this story one from Scotland during this particular time period?
Divide the class into small groups and have them discuss the author's authenticity with the story. Could this story take place anywhere else but Scotland in the late-20th century? Why or why not? What is it about the elements of this story that slots in...
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