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: Part 1: Foreword and Prologue The authors of the Foreword and of the Prologue both emphasize Mikhail Bakhtin's subtle relation of Rabelais' world to his own. Is it possible to read Bakhtin's book without connecting it to the author's own biography or cultural/historical context? This lesson will be about placing _Rabelais and His World_ in the context of Bakhtin's Russia.
1) 1. Lecture: Introduce the book by giving a...
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