Objective: In Chapters 1-2, Sultana was punished when her father allowed her brother to choose her dinner meals for several weeks. This lesson will discuss this treatment of Sultana and what it might say about Saudi Arabian society.
1) Class Discussion: What is learned about Sultana in "Childhood?"
Small Group Activity: What is revealed about Saudi Arabian culture through Sultana's childhood?
Class Discussion: Discuss Saudi Arabian culture. Create a KWL chart for this culture, listing what is known and what the students would like to know. As the story progresses, add what the students have learned. How does this first chapter prepare the reader for events to come? What can be predicted based on this first chapter?
Homework: How does Sultana's childhood compare to your own?
Objective: In Chapters 1-2, Sultana overheard a conversation between her father and his brothers regarding their brother, the king. This lesson...
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