Lesson 1 (from Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 4)
Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 1-Volume 1, Part 1, Section 4 - The book is set in the 1800s in New Orleans, Louisiana, a time just before the American Civil War. The New Orleans portrayed in the book is a place where slavery still exists and race and gender are defining factors in how one was treated in the community. This lesson will discuss the role the city of New Orleans plays in the book.
1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and create a list of descriptions of the nature of the city of New Orleans that has been presented thus far in the book. After the groups complete the lists, have one member from each share findings with the rest of class.
2. Class Research: Conduct a research of the general atmosphere of New Orleans in the decades before slavery was abolished. Did the city...
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