This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Setting. The setting or location of any novel is often as important as the characters. The Baron in the Trees begins in 1767 in Italy. It takes place after the War of Succession and during Napoleon's drive to conquer the world. This lesson will look at the novel's setting.
1) 1. Homework. Students will research Italy in the middle 1700s, especially in regards to government, culture, etc. and write a...
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