Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Chapters 73 - 75)
Chapter 1, Chapters 73 - 75
Ulrich discusses the concept of anti-Semitism with Leo and Klementine, who have very different responses to it. The objective of this lesson is to discuss how they feel about it and why they feel so differently.
1) Writing assignment: In one to two paragraphs, have students answer the following questions: What topic does Ulrich discuss with Leo and Klementine Fischel in Chapter 73? What are Leo and Klementine's reactions to this topic?
2) Group work: Divide students into groups, and have them discuss the following questions: Why is Klementine calm about the topic of anti-Semitism? Why does Leo react so much more passionately than his wife? Do you think either of them has any personal experience with anti-Semitism?
3) Discussion: Have students discuss the work they did in groups. In addition, have them answer the following questions: What might have happened to Leo that would cause...
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