Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
DR. MARION FORD - In this chapter, the reader is introduced to Dr. Marion Ford, a man on the run from the police who settles down to a quiet life in Sanibel, Florida. The objective of this lesson is for students to explore the character of Dr. Marion Ford and to discuss whether or not he is a trustworthy man.
1.) Class Activity: As a class, create a list of adjectives used to describe Dr. Marion Ford. Based on this description, do you think Ford is a sympathetic character?
2.) Class Activity: As a class, compare Ford's life on the run with his life in Sanibel. Is there anything surprising in this comparison?
3.) Class Debate: Do you think Ford is happier in his life of crime or his calm life? Divide the class into two groups for a cross classroom debate. After 15 minutes, add another complication...
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