Objective: pp. 9-12, The South Pacific, pp. 13-25, The Coral Sea The narrator tells stories about the people he knew while serving in the South Pacific during World War II. The objective of this lesson is to learn more about the South Pacific.
1) Lead the class in a discussion about the South Pacific. What are some of the most famous islands in the South Pacific region? What are the lifestyles of the people who inhabit these islands? What images does this part of the world conjure up for the students? Why would the South Pacific have been an idyllic location for the men had they not been there on military missions? What memories would the men have carried with them out of the South Pacific? Compare and contrast the South Pacific region today with the islands the men knew in the 1940s. Discuss.
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