Daily Lessons for Teaching The Satanic Verses

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Objective: Chapter 1 The student will take notes from teacher lecture about Salman Rushdie and the novel, THE SATANIC VERSES. The student will join a discussion about literary satire and Rushdie's unique magical realism.

1. Teacher lecture: Give the background on Salman Rushdie that includes the prestigious literary prizes he has won and the death threats and fatwā (religious edict) issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Explain how the title comes from an Islamic tradition that once Mohammad (pbuh), the prophet and founder of Islam, received some verses which were later identified as having come from Satan rather than the angel Gabriel, later repudiated by the Prophet as "the satanic verses." NOTE: The designation pbuh is always added to a written reference to the Prophet as a measure of respect and stands for "peace be upon him."

2. Teacher-led instruction and class discussion: Satire dates back to the ancient Greeks when...

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