Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Time Since)
In "Time Since," Ivan compares memory to sagas. The objective of this lesson is to discuss memory and what it means to Ivan.
Class discussion: What analogy does Ivan use to describe memory? What is remarkable about the memories that are stored in one brain? How does memory light up Ivan's days? How do memories appear in rote moments? Is there a well-defined path that brings memories or that memories follow? Why or why not? How is memory a very part of Ivan's blood? Are memories an important part of survival? Why or why not? Where does memory take its pattern from? How do the memories of childhood appear to the mind? In what way are memories lessons of life?
2) Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of 2-3. What does the creak of Ivan's desk chair make him remember? What does he think about...
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