Lesson 1 (from Part One, Joanna: Chapters 1-5)
Dreams and nightmares. Joanna Rand wakes from a nightmare where a man with a mechanical hand is standing over her reaching for a hypodermic needle. Joanna always wakes from this dream in the grip of a panic, but she is unable to understand what the dream means or why she suffers it nearly every night.
The objective of this lesson is to look at dreams.
1. Homework. In many cultures dreams are considered valid and important messages dealing with life. Have each student research one culture in relationship to dreams and how the culture views dreams , e.g. Australian aboriginal, American Indians, African shamans, etc. Have the student a short paper on the student's findings including any insight into Joanna's nightmares.
2. Class discussion. What are dreams? Are they important? Do they have meaning? Has any student had a dream that came true? Why was the dream...
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