Daily Lessons for Teaching The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot
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Lesson 1 (from Part One: Life – Chapters 1 - 5)

Objective

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a nonfiction book by American author Rebecca Skloot. The narrative is related from two main perspectives: Skloot’s first-person perspective as she researches the Lacks family, and a third-person omniscient narrator who observes the lives of Henrietta and other main figures. In Chapter 1, titled “The Exam,” the reader meets Henrietta at her first gynecological appointment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, 1951. In this lesson, students will identify, analyze, and discuss the genre, setting, and narrative styles established in Part One: Life – Chapter 1.

Lesson

Class Discussion: As a class, answer and discuss the following: What is the meaning of “genre”? What genre does The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks fall under? What other books has the author written and in what genres? What does the author’s statement in the beginning of the text mean? How would you describe the...

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