Lesson 1 (from Part 1: God Is a Tornado)
The objective of this lesson is to examine the mistreatment the children endured at the Lincoln Indian Training School, and what the author reveals about inhumanity. Children were badly mistreated at the Lincoln School. They were locked in an old prison cell when they misbehaved or beaten with a strap.
Class Discussion: How were Indian children treated when they arrived at the school? What punishments would they receive if they spoke their native language? What question did Odie ask about the fable Mrs. Brinkman told about the turtle and the hare? Was he respectful when he asked the question? What punishment did he receive for asking the question? Why did Odie have welts on his back in Chapter 2? What condition did Odie know that he would be in with welts on his back and after working all day in the hay fields? In Chapter 4, why...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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