Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Section 1)
Part 1, Section 1
As the book begins, the narrator describes the road to Cambridge. The wind is unusually strong. It is leaving willow branches scattered on the road and on cows' horns. The objective of this lesson is to discuss how the university as the center of knowledge contrasts with the opening storm scene.
1) Class Discussion: What is the weather like as the story opens? How are the cows behaving? What are woven around the cows' horns?
2) Paragraph Writing: The strong wind makes the bicyclists look like "sailors in peril." Write at least two paragraphs explaining this analogy.
3) Group Discussion: What makes the opening scene comical with respect to the college's auspicious setting? Are the bicyclists aware of the chaos? What are details to support your answer?
4) Homework: Cambridge is the center of "logic and reason." Write a paragraph exploring the phrase "logic and reason."
Lesson 2 (from Part 1, Section 1)
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