Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
Setting. This book takes place in an Appalachian valley in the United States in the 20th century.
The objective of this lesson is to look at setting.
1. Homework. Students will rewrite the basic plot of The Tenth Insight and set it in another century, explaining how the different setting changes the work.
2. Class discussion. Could The Tenth Insight have been set anywhere? How does the setting make this a unique story? How do the people in The Tenth Insight differ from the students' hometown? How does 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 the narrator's life would have been different set in another time or place.
4. Class work. Students will write a short paper on how the town in...
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