Lesson 1 (from Part 1: Chapters 1-3)
Part 1: Chapters 1-3
The primary setting for the book is Brooklyn, New York, in the late 20th century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of Brooklyn and its impact on its residents.
What does the author reveal about Brooklyn, New York, in this book? What image does the reader have of this region of New York? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in this area of New York? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, and other indicators that mark the location as New York?
Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. How is regionalism exhibited in language, interpersonal dynamics, and clothing? What other elements can the students define as being from...
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