Lesson 1 (from Book 1, Politics, Chapter 1, Introductions)
Book 1, Politics, Chapter 1, Introductions
There are two introductions to this book. The first introduction, the focus of this lesson, introduces Aristotle and provides a history of the book. This lesson will ask the students to identify who Aristotle is, the history of the book, and determine why this information is important to understanding the book.
1. When the students come into class, divide them into small groups. Ask each small group to come up with a biography of Aristotle. Share these biographies with the class. Post them on the walls so they are visible during all the readings.
2. Keep the class in their small groups. Ask each small group to determine the history of the book, and why the history of the book is important. What are some important moments in the history of the book? Why does this matter to today's readers? Share the results...
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