Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-3)
There are maps in the beginning of the story despite the fact that the story is fictional. Later in the story the use of the maps will be helpful in understanding how Rand is traveling in relation to the other protagonists and antagonists in the story. The objective of this lesson is to look at ways to make fictional places more realistic.
1) Discussion: Have the students discuss how helpful the maps are to the reader's understanding of the story or the journey that the character's take. What reasons can an author have for creating a map for his or her fictional work in general?
2) Classwork: Have the students pick another method that Robert Jordan could have used in The Great Hunt. In what way does it compare to the maps used?
3) Homework: Pick another piece of fictional literature in which there is a map given...
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