Lesson 1 (from Book 1, The Tavern : Chapter 1, Introduction & The Tavern through to Feeling Separation)
Book 1, The Tavern : Chapter 1, Introduction & The Tavern through to Feeling Separation
Rumi was a scholar and mystic poet who lived in the Middle East during the 13th century. The objective of this lesson is to get to know Rumi, prolific poet who is revered to this day around the world.
1. Class Discussion: The title of this book is "The Essential Rumi." Who was Rumi? What did he do? What is he famous for? When and where was he born? What do we know about his early life? What kind of family life did he have? Who was his father? What did Rumi learn from his father? What type of work did Rumi do? Who were his friends? How did others regard him?
2. Written Assignment: Write a one-page description of Rumi, focusing on his roles of poet, teacher, scholar, and leader.
3. Small Group Activity: Explore Rumi...
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