Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 through 4)
Setting. Taltos takes place in present time on an earth which is exactly like reality except that magic and beings other than humans live in the world.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of Taltos 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 the 1800's?
2. Class discussion. Could Taltos have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in the world of Taltos differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? 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 Ash's life would have been different...
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