Daily Lessons for Teaching Sharpe's Rifles: Richard Sharpe and the French Invasion of Galicia, January 1809

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Lesson 1 (from Prologue and Chapter 1)

Objective

Setting. Sharpe's Rifles is set in Galicia in the far northwestern area of Spain in 1809. The British are helping Spain fight Napoleon.

The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.

Lesson

1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of Sharpe's Rifles and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in World War I or II?

2. Class discussion: Could Sharpe's Rifles have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Europe in this era differ from the students' hometown? How does the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?

3. Group work: In groups, students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which Sharpe's life would have been...

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