Lesson 1 (from Instructions through Chapter 2)
Assignment Day is an important tradition in the lives of the children of Ember. The objective of this lesson is to consider the importance of traditions and how traditions begin.
1. For class discussion: Ask students to consider how Assignment Day became such an important tradition in the lives of students. Encourage students to realize the lifestyle and needs of the city and its inhabitants played an important role in establishing that tradition.
2. For homework: Have students write a comparison of Assignment Day to any tradition celebrated in America today. Encourage students to include how the traditions came into being and how they are celebrated.
3. For class work: Break students into groups of three or four. Have each group come up with a list of at least three traditions common in Ember and at least three traditions common in their own families.
4. For class discussion: Ask...
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