Objective: Setting. The novel is set in the early 1960s when America is still deeply involved in the Vietnam War. JFK is president and a new hope is rising in America. The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of this play and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion. Could this book had been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in Vietnam differ from the students' hometown? How did the setting affect the characters? The plot? 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 Paul's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work. Students will write a...
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