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: The optimism Jurgis is inspiring and yet seems to be a part of his downfall. Today's objective is to discuss the role of optimism in Jurgis, as well as how this relates to our own experiences.
1) 1. Have each student write down whether they are an optimist or not. Why have they chosen to think they way they do?
2. in smaller groups, have...
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