Lesson 1 (from Part One: Chapters 1 and 2)
When Lisa and Todd go to a particular store, they discover that someone else has already been there and has taken the money. The objective of this lesson is to make students aware of priorities.
1. For class discussion: Ask students why the children who looted the store took money? Did the students believe the money would be of use or had they simply forgotten their new priorities?
2. For homework: Have students pretend to be in Lisa's situation. What would they search for first? Have them write a short story describing their concerns and priorities.
3. For class discussion: Have students define the word "priority." Ask students why priorities change. Help them realize they will have different priorities as they age, mature, find new hobbies, have new friends and learn new things.
4. For homework: Break students into pairs or groups of three. Have each group come up...
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