Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1)
This book was written by the Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Toer wrote mainly about his experiences in colonized Idonesia. Today's objective will be to study the biographical information of Toer and how it relates to the book.
1) Class Discussion: Do you know anything about the author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer? What from the title of the book do you gather about him? What do you think the author hopes the reader to experience in this novel?
2) Group Research Project: Research, via the internet or at the library, Pramoedya Ananta Toer's biography. Information should include his early childhood, his career, his important works, and his death. Ask the students to present information to the class.
3) Individual Creative Writing: Write briefly on events in Pramoedya Ananta Toers life led him to write this book. Why did Toers write this work? Why do you think Tores felt...
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