Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Mandate of Heaven)
Chapter 1, Mandate of Heaven
This scene is the perfect first scene, as it sets the stage for the rest of the book. The objective of this lesson will be to explore some of the possible foreshadowing that happens in this scene and to discuss some of the possible outcomes.
1) Read aloud with the class the part where Bean finds out that his embryos have been stolen. Have the students each write a short prediction about what this revealed information could be foreshadowing. Do you believe Bean will ever find his missing babies? Why or why not? What evidence is there in the scene to support your belief? Allow some volunteers to read their ideas.
2) Split the class into groups, and assign each group one of the characters in this chapter. Have each group write a prediction about what they think will happen in this book...
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