Lesson 1 (from Flashback through chapter 6)
Flashback through chapter 6
Immediately, it is clear that there are wild differences in the levels of available technology in the places discussed in the book. Some characters fly in near space aircraft, while others make use of horse drawn carts. This disparity points to dramatic events in the recent past and towards future themes and events. This lesson is about different technology levels. Students should understand some of the possible causes of these disparities and what they mean for the story.
1) Small Group Discussion: How are differing levels of technology shown in the story so far? What is the most advanced technology in use? What is the least advanced technology in use? What character make use of dramatically differing types of technology? How do various character react to advanced or old technologies?
2) Class Discussion: What usually causes a difference in technology levels? Compared to real...
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