Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2 and 3)
Chapters 1-3 of "The Stranger Beside Me" establish a variety of important relationships in Ted Bundy's life. The implied understanding is that these relationships help form who Ted becomes as an adult. The objective of today's lesson is focused upon understanding and evaluating those relationships.
1. GROUP DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
- Relationships factor heavily in Chapters 1-3. Why do you think Ann Rule chose to emphasize those relationships?
- How does Ann Rule's inclusion of Ted Bundy's relationships with other people throughout his life (e.g., his mother, Stephanie, Meg) establish Ann as an "expert" on Ted?
2. SMALL GROUP EXERCISE:
- In small teams, describe in detail three relationships between Ted Bundy and another person that are described in Chapters 1-3. (For instance, students could discuss Ted's relationship with his mother.) Then, the students in the teams should evaluate what effects those relationships appear to have had...
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