Objective: Setting. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework: Students will rewrite the basic plot of The Settlers and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work. For example, what would be different if it was set in the 1900s?
2. Class discussion: Could The Settlers have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Minnesota in this era differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters, the plot, and the themes? Why is the setting important?
3. Group work: In groups, students will research a setting that might be similar and discuss the ways in which the Nilssons' lives would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work: Students will write a short paper on how the town in which they reside currently...
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