Lesson 1 (from Prologue)
This book takes place in a time period that is very different than our own, and this adds a lot to the interesting nature of the narrative. The objectives of this lesson will be to discuss this unique time period, how it differs from our own, and why this difference adds so much to the narrative.
1) Time Period Presentation: Bring in some pictures of the time period this book takes place in. If possible, bring certain everyday items that are not used today as well. When the students come to class, have them write a short response about how these pictures and items affect them. What kind of ideas do these things give you? Discuss some of the different responses evoked by these things that are symbolic of this Middle Ages time period.
2) Class Discussion: Read aloud with the class a part that describes...
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