Lesson 1 (from Book 1, The Wall, Chapters 1-8)
Book 1, The Wall, Chapters 1-8
The book starts out with a conversation between Matthias and Father Abbot Mortimer. This lesson is on the allegory that Father Abbott Mortimer tells Matthias with regard to the tapestry and why he tells him this.
1) Class Discussion: What does Father Abbot Mortimer think of Matthias at the beginning of the book? What does Matthias do to strengthen this impression? How is Matthias dressed? What is Abbot Mortimer's overall impression of Matthias's potential?
2) Journal: How does Matthias react to seeing Martin the Warrior in the tapestry? What does Father Abbot Mortimer ask him as he observes Matthias looking at Martin the Warrior? How does Matthias respond?
3) The Mice: What animals other than mice are depicted in the tapestry? What are they doing? How does Matthias gaze at the events being depicted?
4) Groups: Why does Matthias want to be like Martin...
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