Lesson 1 (from Part One: Chapter I, Just Loaned | Part One: Chapter II, Glories of the Past)
Part One: Chapter I, Just Loaned | Part One: Chapter II, Glories of the Past
Maria undergoes a period of adjustment as she begins her new job of governess at the von Trapp Villa. The objective of this lesson is to see how Maria tries to adjust to her new position and unfamiliar surroundings.
1. Class Discussion: Why is Maria sent to work at the von Trapp Villa? What is her job there? What are her first impressions of the villa, the Captain, and the children? What surprises her about life at the villa? What does she seem to miss about the Abbey? How does she try to adjust to her new life?
2. Writing Assignment: Compare and contrast Maria's life at the villa and her life at the abbey.
3. For homework: Put yourself in Maria's shoes. Then, write an essay describing what you would do to make...
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