Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
When the novel opens, the narrator has just killed what may be the last wild pig in the area. This act represents a change for Riddley and the society to which he belongs. Riddley is part of a group of foragers, but farms are encroaching on the land they forage. This lesson will explore how people in Inland may turn away from foraging as farming becomes more prevalent.
1) Research: Online or at the library, find information about a hunter-gatherer society. Write down information about shelter, food, and day-to-day life. Include the clues that the narrator provides about his life as a forager and life on the farms.
2) Graphic Organizer: Use a Venn diagram to compare a hunter-gatherer society to a farming society. Include examples from the novel. How do day to day activities differ for foragers and farmers? How would food differ? Would clothing differ...
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