Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2)
Part 1, Chapter 1 | Part 1, Chapter 2. Setting is the time and place in which a story takes place. In Outlander, nearly the whole story takes place in the Scottish Highlands, although the events occur in two different periods. The objective of this lesson is to discuss the geographical setting of the novel.
1. Group discussion. How does the author introduce the setting? Does she describe it well enough that you can envision it in your mind? Name several details that give the reader a mental picture of Scotland in the 1940s.
2. Writing assignment. Choose a sentence or paragraph from the first two chapters that describes some geography that Claire experiences. Using your imagination and/or outside research, expand on the author's description of that place. Include details that would be specific to that location in real life, such as certain animals, flowers, or bodies of water.
3. Class discussion...
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