This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Preface. Erasmus begins The Praise of Folly by dedicating it to his friend, Thomas More. Erasmus and More shared similar ideas, and More would later defend the book when it came under criticism. This lesson discusses the friendship between Erasmus and More as witnessed in the Prefatory Letter.
1) 1) Class Discussion: Erasmus begins by speaking of his "dear More." How does he describe the memories they shared together...
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