Daily Lessons for Teaching The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Family's Century of Art and Loss

Edmund de Waal
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 104 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1 and 2)

Objective

The aim of this lesson is to introduce the book.

Lesson

1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about the Ephrussi family and European Jewish culture? How much have they influenced European society? How much have European Jews influenced American society What do the students know about the author? What new things do they hope to learn about European Jewish culture?

2. With the students look at the questions de Waal asks in the opening chapter. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions de Waal poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pairs and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.

3. With the students, brainstorm questions that will help...

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